Memory Loss of Memorial Day

Americans have suffered memory loss of Memorial Day at a moment when it’s urgently important for us all to remember. In this issue: ► The Origins of Memorial Day ► Kinder Morgan Punctures Vista Ridge Pipeline! ► Help Push The Prime Act Over Finish Line! (Call Bernie, y’all!) ► Important Updates ► VERY Important Events ► The Origins of Memorial Day:  Why do so few of us know the origins of Memorial Day? The answer is seen in this uniquely[…]

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The world turns May 20

May 20 LIV Newsletter: As the world turns

As the world turns, so do we here at LIV. We encourage your feedback by using the comments on our blog. Just follow the links for each individual article, or comment on this main newsletter page. And please share any of this with your Texas independent pals using our lavish share buttons or forward this message. In this May 20 LIV Newsletter: (scroll down for more on these topics) ►  What do Angus King & Rand Paul Have In Common?[…]

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What do Angus King and Rand Paul have in common?

Update, May 25:  ► Help push the PRIME Act across the finish line! See the updated letter to Congress here. In just two weeks, the PRIME Act (H.R. 2859 and S. 1620. has gained 20 new co-sponsors in the House and Senate! Combined, there are 46 sponsors and co-sponsors, including members from both parties, two of three independents (not yet Bernie Sanders, y’all call him!) and 24 states! Remember, this federal legislation requires no government funding, just government fairness to[…]

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Austin: Environmental and Consumer Groups Oppose Gas Rate Increase

Update, May 8, 2020: The Council voted unanimously against the gas rate increase and Council Member Kathie Tovo asked that the points made in this release  be ‘considered’ in the appeal and settlement discussions. Congratulations to the groups who brought this forward. Environmental and Consumer Groups Oppose Gas Rate Increase FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 6, 2020 AUSTIN, TX- Nine local or state environmental and consumer groups have called in unison for the Austin City Council to reject a record 22%[…]

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Redistricting hearing Ft. Worth

LIV May News

It wasn’t a big surprise when independent Congressman Justin Amash announced his bid for the Libertarian Party nomination. The real surprise was Mark Cuban reopening the possibility of an independent Presidential run. We want to know what you think as we are writing about it — soon to be released. Note:  LIV does not endorse candidates of any persuasion. That said, Cuban is a fellow traveler as an economic populist and advocate for competitive elections. Watch the Cuban interview with[…]

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The Rogue SAWS

The Rogue SAWS

Update, June 9, 2020: Enjoy this response by Terry Burns, MD (Alamo Sierra Club) at the June SAWS meeting. Be sure to read our newest report in our News section. Update, May 7, 2020: SAWS ratepayers received this notice the Vista Ridge is pumping and without media fanfare, an unusual move by SAWS. Update:: May 5, 2020 (Cinco de Mayo!):  Who are these masked men??? Hint: Both have B-E-R-T in their first names. Dynamite excerpts from statements made today –[…]

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Watson bails

Watson Bails

Pandemic Pilfering Case Number 2:  Watson Bails The decision by Senator Kirk Watson to bail as a leader of the central Texas growth machine could be real good news as the crisis in his wake unfolds right before our very eyes. The insistence on IH-35 expansion is the legacy of Austin’s hooked-on-growth political boss, Kirk Watson. Watson wanted Dell Medical Center to be his legacy. Rumors floating for years about Watson shopping for a new gig at an institution of[…]

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Mark Cuban independent presidental option?

Should Mark Cuban run independent for President?

Should Mark Cuban run independent for President? This is the topic of an article we’re writing on the subject — to be released soon. That’s why we’re asking for your honest, unbridled but civil opinion. Most independents we know are tired of the partisan bloodletting that has served to stifle fundamentals of small “d” democracy — listening, deliberation and letting all sides be heard. Please note: LIV does not endorse candidates, nor do we tell them to run or not[…]

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