Still pondering what this year's NBA playoffs might have been for the Rockets with a healthy Yao Ming? I can't help you with that - I'm right there with you, in fact - but I can tell you that politics without the TPA weekly roundup would be a lot less fun. Here are this week's highlights.
CouldBeTrue from South Texas Chisme notes Republican-run government favors crony money over Texans' health. Asarco, a proven polluter, is given a permit to start polluting again and Abbott says lead poisoning landlords have a right to privacy.
WhosPlayin writes about the disturbing trend for hospitals to require payment up front for expensive services like chemotherapy. Even "non-profit" hospitals like U.T.'s M.D. Anderson are doing this, even while reducing free care and racking up huge surpluses.
The Texas Cloverleaf wonders why Governor 39% appointed a policy nerd to chair the Transportation Commission, rather than someone who knows anything about roads. Cronyism perhaps?
McBlogger take a moment to talk about the state of the TTC and 39%'s appointments to the Transportation Commission.
Vince at Capitol Annex shows another example of Voter ID Idiocy, this time highlighting an editorial from the Texarkana Gazette's pseudo-ivory-tower-intellectual editorial board and explains why such thinking is typical of suburban newspaper editors.Posted by Charles Kuffner on May 06, 2008 to Blog stuff