Daily Archives: December 14, 2018

An early look at bills about voting

From the Texas Civil Rights Project. Below are some bills to keep an eye on going forward. SB74: Slashing early voting by seven days In 2018, early voting in Texas¬†surged, with over 4,514,000 Texans casting in-person ballots. To paraphrase¬†more festive … Continue reading

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Of course we could have done more on flood mitigation before now

From the Chron: Harris County faces challenge, opportunity managing $2.5B flood bond program. I want to focus on this bit. Jim Blackburn, co-director of the Severe Storm Prediction, Education, and Evacuation from Disasters Center at Rice University, estimates the bond … Continue reading

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One Stockman aide sentenced

He cooperated. A federal judge Wednesday sentenced an ex-GOP congressional aide to prison for 18 months for helping former U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman illegally pilfer $1.25 million in campaign funds from wealthy Republican political donors. Thomas Dodd, a 40-year-old Houstonian, … Continue reading

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