Beware of False Profits Sticking It To Us

You heard the big news, right? Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, empowered by the “Freedom Caucus” (FC) — approximately 11 representatives in the Texas House — trumped Texas House Speaker Joe Straus. The FC thereby killed a bunch of bills including a critical bill for all of central Texas – HB 3996 – to force a sunset review of the rogue water utility otherwise known as SAWS. (Read this excellent piece R.G. Ratcliff for more.)

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Indy Lobby Day!

There’s only one way to stop Gridzilla from creeping up on us in the 2017 Legislative Session: Urban and rural Texans must unite to: ► Win Competitive elections to free the 5 million independent Texas voters! ► Protect our petition rights in all home rule cities — the essence of local control. ► Stop the rural water grabs for unaffordable hyper-growth in urban Texas! ► End eminent domain for private gain! While Lt. Governor Dan Patrick has everyone fighting about[…]

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Release: Texas Water Developmet Board Violating Open Government Laws

For Immediate Release                                                                        January 23, 2017 League of Independent Voters of Texas Claims Texas Water Development Board in Violation of Texas Open Meetings Act The people of Texas have a vital interest in water.  Yet, the Texas Water Development Board is, in essence, holding a secret meeting–what they call a “unique opportunity” available only to their invited presenters and those who pay $525 to attend–to set their course on water allocation issues.  If there was ever[…]

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