SocraticGadfly: TX Progressives talk Lege, coal ash, state budget

January 23, 2019

TX Progressives talk Lege, coal ash, state budget

The Texas Progressive Alliance stands with federal workers and contractors and their families as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff took a look at the elections we have in store for 2019.

Socratic sees the Tulsi Gabbard presidential announcement and examines the Tulsi Kool-Aid and who's mixing and pouring it.

And here are some posts of interest from other progressive blogs and news sites.

Jim Schutze says upcoming Lege debate on education issues “could make a liberal nostalgic for the bathroom bill.”

Better Texas Blog takes their first look at the opening budget proposals.

Juanita provides an update on the Blake Farenthold story.

The Texas Observer reports on how Trump wall money funded last March will affect a Texas family, a state park, two national wildlife refuges and more. (The piece also notes the silence of wingnut Texans who worry about state eminent domain but say nothing about the federal, steroid-amped version.)

Sarah Martinez reports on Dr Pepper's effort to become the Official Soft Drink of Texas.

The TSTA Blog explains the problem with merit pay.

Raise Your Hand Texas has a toolkit to navigate the legislative session.

In a second Texas Observer piece, Navenna Sadasivam details lies the Texas Public Policy Foundation is telling about wind power and subsidies.

Robin Paoli spells out why Houston women keep marching.

BuzzFeed reports Sheila Jackson Lee is in trouble over a sexual assault lawsuit against the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and her alleged retaliation.

The Texas Trib reports on the problem with coal ash.

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