Author Archive for: ‘thall’

  • UBER fate to be decided for Austin

    Austin to decide whether or not to give UBER the boot

    It’s a surprising ballot proposition in a state that boasts it’s the bastion of freedom. Austin voters will head to the polls this Saturday, May 7, to decide whether or not ridesharing companies like Uber will stay or go. A ‘Yes’ vote on Prop 1 …

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  • Joe Straus

    Straus, Wolff attempt to rewrite history on toll roads at election time

    It’s always interesting to watch politicians try to re-write history when election time rolls around. A case in point is State Representative Joe Straus, Speaker of the Texas House, and Bexar County Commissioner Kevin Wolff. Both have supported tolls in the past and they’ve put …

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  • Government Theft

    Funds yanked: Congress puts the brakes on civil asset forfeiture

    Many conservatives are upset with the omnibus spending bill Congress passed at the end of the year, but one provision they should praise is congress rescinding funding for the Justice Department’s civil asset forfeiture program. Most Americans have no idea what civil asset forfeiture is …

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  • Texas Toll Roads

    Public outrage rises as cost of Austin toll road triples

    By Terri Hall – January 17, 2016 Toll roads in Texas face growing opposition and a shocking revelation by the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA) just threw gasoline on the fire. The CTRMA tripled its initial cost estimates for its plan to add toll …

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  • Governor Rick Perry Calls For End To Gas Tax Diversions

    Governor Rick Perry calls for end to gas tax diversions – Really?

    After starving & raiding the gas tax for his entire administration, Texas Governor Rick Perry has finally decided to get on board with ending diversions of our state gas tax for non-transportation purposes. Conservatives have been crying foul for over a decade to end the …

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  • Caution Toll Plaza Ahead

    New Cintra Ads Raise Eyebrows

    Just when you thought you had seen it all, Cintra, the Spanish concession company that’s about to start cashin’ in on its newly built 41-mile segment of State Highway 130 from south Austin to Seguin, produces more shock and awe with its new ad campaign …

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  • NAFTA 2.0 by Terri Hall

    NAFTA 20 years later: North American leaders announce summit, promise NAFTA 2.0

    “Jobs, that’s what NAFTA brings to San Antonio,” bellowed Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff as he stood in the German-English School Courtyard in San Antonio, where leaders from Canada, Mexico, and the United States came together, yesterday, to announce a NAFTA business summit coming November …

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    Texas anti-toll groups relish Campbell, Cruz victories

    Anti-toll groups, the San Antonio Toll Party and Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom (TURF), celebrated Dr. Donna Campbell’s victory over pro-toll, 40-year incumbent State Senator Jeff Wentworth in Texas Senate District 25 at her victory party in New Braunfels, TX on July 31. Elated …

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    Senate punts on long-term fix to federal highway program

    With the next continuing resolution for the federal highway program coming to an end March 31, lawmakers in the nation’s Capitol have been scrambling to address systemic shortfalls in the Federal Highway Trust Fund before they run out of time. Though making some structural changes …

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It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government. ~ Thomas Paine