All I want is to connect the dots. You help me. Mayor Tommy Muska, whose town of West just suffered what has been called the worst industrial accident in the 15-year history of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, is on the front page of The New York Times today agreeing with Governor Oops that governme ... More >>
On Tuesday morning the Business and Commerce Committee convened at the capitol in Austin to discuss, among other things, the future of beer in the state of Texas. In the front of the room, some of Texas' most powerful state senators sat behind their nameplates at a long curved table. Facing them in ... More >>
Yesterday, Forbes released the billionaires list, its annual parade of the ridiculously, absurdly super-rich. This year, the list stretches to some 1,426 names worth a combined $5.4 trillion.
Texas claims a small if significant portion of that, counting 50 billionaires among its 26 million resident ... More >>
The $1.2 trillion in automatic spending cuts set to go into effect on Friday -- assuming Congress doesn't reach an alternative deficit reduction deal -- was designed to be so stupid and indiscriminately painful that any rational human being would do whatever possible to avoid it.
But rationality is ... More >>
If you don't know anything about Elliott Naishtat, you can go here, where you'll learn that he likes to color with crayons, wears the same shirt every July 4, is pretty sure he'd make a fantastic president and loves buffets.
He's also a Democratic state representative from Austin who, though it's n ... More >>
At the end of the day yesterday, the conservative Texas Public Policy Foundation sent a dispatch from its president, Brook Rawlings, reacting to the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act.
"Make no mistake," Rawlings wrote. "This outcome is a net negative for every Texan -- and ... More >>
State Rep. Sid MillerLast night in Austin, state Rep. Sid Miller laid out a novel solution for Texas's troubled school budget: the Taxpayer Savings Grants Program, a reward of nearly $5,000 for any parents who'll do us all a solid and take their kids out of public school.
Under Miller's plan, par ... More >>
First, there was The Economist wondering how Texas had kicked California's economic ass. Then, Fortune examined how "Texas powered through the global fiscal crisis." Now it's The Atlantic's turn at the plate with this piece that wonders how in the heck "Texas is experiencing something like an eco ... More >>