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Elgin council triples its own pay — to $150 a month

Maybe, had they done it a few dollars a year since the last raise, no one would have noticed. Elgin Mayor Chris Cannon bent over...
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Texas AG: Bill would end vehicle inspections and driver responsibility, ISDs...

Open enrollment charter schools, which last year received up to $2.5 billion in taxpayer funds in Texas, are immune from a law that all...
Cost of increased licensing

New IJ study details costs of increased licensing

The government licenses more than two million jobs in Texas at an overall cost to the economy of nearly 144,000 jobs and $13 billion,...
college

Small private colleges are shrinking and struggling

Three prominent small, private universities in West Texas have announced cutbacks in people and programs in the past year, symptoms of a once exclusive...
charter schools

Charter schools allowed to skip disclosure on major contracts

Open enrollment charter schools, which last year received up to $2.5 billion in taxpayer funds in Texas, are immune from a law that all...
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Texas AG: Bill would end vehicle inspections and driver responsibility, ISDs...

State Sen. Bob Hall has filed a bill to do away with two programs that peeve millions of Texans: vehicle safety inspections and driver...
Texas debt

Texas ranks low in financial transparency, watchdog group says

Texas received mediocre scores for financial transparency from a government watchdog group due to factors like what information is being released to the public,...
Texas Department of Public Safety

Bill would end vehicle inspections and program to pressure drivers on...

State Sen. Bob Hall has filed a bill to do away with two programs that peeve millions of Texans: vehicle safety inspections and driver...
Susan Combs

Hard to tell what advocacy group is doing with millions in...

Former state Comptroller Susan Combs found herself out of office in 2015, sitting on $5.6 million in campaign finance funds.  She left the door...