Curiosity Junky Interviews budget nerd Jeff Harper

Curiosity Junky, a podcast by Cassie Brown-Burton, out of Arizona, interviewed LIV’s resident federal budget nerd, Jeff Harper. The dude actually make some sense or is it cents! Seriously, Jeff makes some important points about the times we’re living through relative to the US economy and as a true to form political independent, seeks to inform not to inflame. That’s because we really are in this together, if we give it — deliberation — a chance.

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Austin Environmental Directory

The 10th edition of the Austin Environmental Directory, a sourcebook of green issues, products, services, and organizations, has now been released. The publication began in 1995. The 2020/2021 edition, perfect-bound, 148-pages, and in full-color, is free to the public. Places in Austin where it will be distributed include Half-Price Books, Wheatsville Food Coop, and Central Market-North Lamar. It is also online at environmentaldirectory.info/. New content is under appropriate headings, while content from previous editions is also posted. There are several[…]

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Dark Money in SA must not care you

Don’t let BIG DARK MONEY in SA scare you!

Don’t let BIG DARK MONEY in SA scare you! Richard Perez of the Greater San Antonio Chambers of Commerce was half-hysterical at their press conference yesterday indicating that if the SAWS Act gets on the ballot the sky would fall. He falsely claims we’re out to “dismantle SAWS”. He even showed the press how they have failed to do basic campaign disclosure required by Texas campaign finance law. Press, so far, has failed to report this…we have. Read on. The[…]

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Stop the SAWS Profiteers!

Stop the SAWS Profiteers! LIV proudly presents this online petition “Stop the Water Profiteers at SAWS” at Change.org. Voters from both major and both minor parties agree on at least one thing. It is all kind of Texas wrong for a public water utility to soak (pun intended) ratepayers on behalf of the biggest welfare queens on the planet — land speculators and BIG developers. The petition calls upon Gov. Greg Abbott; the chairs of the two major parties –[…]

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Our Land, Our Water, Our Democracy LIV Lobby Day March 5th

Indies Split Your Ticket!

Indies Split Your Ticket! Remember, this is the first election without straight ticket voting, a reform we support despite voter suppression here in Texas. The following message is also now posted here at Change.org where folks can take the Texas indie pledge to split their ticket! Please share it from there or forward this message. You good folks of San Antonio, come visit our petition tables at selected early poll sites. Pandemic or not, here we indies come! Take the[…]

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Indies in this election

LIV will not tell you — indies in this election — who to vote for in this election. But, would you mind taking this 3 minute, 10 question anonymous to tell us YOUR thoughts about this election? HEADS UP! Special Outdoor, IN-Person curbside petition event in San Antonio, the poorest and most economically segregated metro area in the US. In the midst of economic downturn, a seemingly unbreakable alliance between officials and real estate speculators and their lobbyists — with[…]

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Homegrown Petitions IS News, Not News is SAWS Nose Grows!

Texas water watchdogs know it’s not news that SAWS’ nose is a tad shorter than the 142-mile Hose (Vista Ridge). What is not yet appreciated, however, is how SAWS and Vista Ridge are wreaking havoc on state water policy and the lives of 1.8 million ratepayers in the poorest metro area in the United States! The machinations of SAWS today to avoid an independent audit of Vista Ridge (one has never been done) is at the heart of our homegrown[…]

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TOP Joins Homegrown Petition Drive for SAWS Accountability

TOP Joins Homegrown Petition Drive for SAWS Accountability. Check it out. LIV is developing “homegrown petitions” — petitions not reliant on big donors and, well, let’s call it “gastroturf”. Homegrown petitions also drive the hogs at the public trough nuts! Try stopping volunteers. The SAWS Act PAC in San Antonio is a grand 20,000 signature homegrown petition drive to reform SAWS — a nearly billion dollar public water utility, we’ve been complaining, endlessly, for years. Now, a volunteer coalition is[…]

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