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Texas blog roundup for the week of June 16

I’m still basking in the glow of seeing my Yankees win a pair of games with my dad, so I don’t have a snappy intro to this week’s Texas Progressive Alliance blog roundup handy. So pretend I had something amusing to say and click on to read the highlights.


CoulldBeTrue hears Rick Perry’s rally call against Mexican drug cartels hooking up with local gangs and fears coded words meaning ‘Lets profile Latinos’ yee haw.

Off the Kuff spent his time in Austin interviewing candidates for office. The first group of interviewees published are State Rep. Dan Barrett, HD97; Wendy Davis, SD10; Robert Miklos, HD101; and Chris Turner, HD96.

refinish69 of Doing My Part For The Left gives a review of his experience herding cats at the Texas Democratic Convemtion and a podcast version as well.

The Texas Cloverleaf wonders why we are getting yet another TX Secretary of State, as Phil Wilson is set to resign after only one year on the job.

PDiddie had some scenes from the Texas GOP convention posted at Brains and Eggs.

With four electric companies folding up shop over the last several weeks, it is going to be a difficult summer for Texas consumers. The failures underscore just how screwed up the retail utility business is in Texas. One commentator has called it a game of Russian Roulette, and so it is….

In a much-anticipated mega-post on transportation issues, McBlogger tells us that lawmakers are “doing it wrong” when it comes to transportation funding.

Vince at Capitol Annex tears apart the Republican argument for getting rid of property taxes and replacing them with a sales tax for funding public schools, which this week was promoted by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility.

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