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Texas Progressive Alliance Round-Up With Toledo Bend Dam Picture

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Below is the weekly round-up of the Texas Progressive Alliance. The Texas Progressive Alliance is a confederation of the best political bloggers in Texas. 

Above is a picture of the Toledo Bend Dam at the Sabine River. Please click here to read about the Toledo Bend Dam and Toledo Bend Reservoir. Part of the reservoir in Texas and part of it is in Louisiana.

The round up—

Neil at Texas Liberal writes about the relocation of the National Cash Register company from Dayton, Ohio to Georgia. Treating people like dirt for 200 years gives Southern states an advantage in creating a so-called “business friendly” low-tax low-wage climate.

BossKitty at TruthHugger is so amazed at the short-sighted policies our state and country continue to pursue. “Buy American” is a path to destruction, as she notes in Isolationist Trends Protect US From Reality.

Lamar Smith wins South Texas Chisme‘sasshat of the week award. Hyper-partisan Smith thinks all media should be like Fox News.

Who would have thought that an otherwise obscure bill about granting homestead exemptions to folks who lost their house in Hurricane Ike would become the most controversial issue in the first week post-sine die, including a threat by the Land Commissioner to refuse to follow the law if it gets signed by the Governor? Off the Kuff has the details.

Citizen Sarah over at Texas Vox sheds a tear over good environmental bills lost this legislature … so much for the “solar session”.

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June 13, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment