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Texas State Government
8:00 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Texas regulations could kill bid for Tesla plant

Tesla roadster
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Texas is one of four finalists trying to reel in Tesla Motors from California.  However, the state will not allow the company to sell its upscale electric cars directly to consumers because of long-standing state laws protecting and regulating auto dealerships according to the Texas Tribune.

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November 2013
8:01 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

All green check marks in Texas: 9 amendments pass

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All nine constitutional amendments on the Texas ballot Tuesday easily passed, including the heavily publicized Proposition 6, creating a state water fund drawing from the Rainy Day fund.

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Texas Politics
8:01 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Texas Panhandle Lawmakers Mostly Uncontested in Primaries… So Far

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In Texas, a crowded field of hopefuls is expected for statewide offices in the March primaries.  However, for most Texas Panhandle posts, those primary races are going uncontested.

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Election 2014
8:00 pm
Sun October 6, 2013

Who’s Who in the Next Texas Governor Race

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A recent piece in the Economist provides an outsider’s view of the players and dynamics of the Texas governor’s race. 

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2:18 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Mixed reviews on no income tax in Texas

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A growing group of Republicans across the country are working to repeal their states’ income tax, using Texas’ economic success to make their case (e.g., Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas proclaiming “Look out, Texas. Here comes Kansas.”). In Texas, however, the state’s tax system is not universally beloved as explained in this background article by Aman Batheja of the Texas Tribune that appeared in the Amarillo Globe-News.
When Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana wanted to sell his plan to replace his state's income tax with a higher sales tax, he pointed to Texas as the problem and the solution.Too many Louisiana residents are moving to Texas, because that is where the jobs are, he said.