Independent Texan, it’s redundant!

Independent Texan, it’s redundant! That’s right especially with 40% of Americans calling themselves independents Did you notice the 2020 election is already underway? Do you agree that the war between the two parties has small “d” democracy in the crosshairs, and is this unacceptable to you? Do you believe the education, development and mobilization of non-aligned independent voters (a 40% plurality of America) could be key to carving solutions that most people can support? TAKE THE INDEPENDENT VOTER SURVEY! Just[…]

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SAWS CEO Robert Puente is WAY Overpaid

SAWS CEO Robert Puente is WAY Overpaid! James Murphy, leading water attorney and LIV Advisor (pictured here) told you this when Puente’s lavish pay and bonus hit the news on July 2. The good news is that it’s finally in print other than on this blog. According to the Rivard Report, Robert Puente is, by far, the highest paid public water utility CEO in the USA at $496,520 annual salary. Counting his $100,000 yearly bonuses, he is paid nearly three[…]

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The Nirenberg One Finger Salute

The Nirenberg One Finger Salute is to the Governor of Texas and to San Antonio voters of all persuasions who voted overwhelmingly (over 217,000 voters at nearly 57%) last November for Prop B — to limit city manager pay and terms. This is true, despite how you feel about the Mayor (an independent, mind you), Republican Governor Abbott, or any party. LIV On the heels of the Governor’s veto of SAWS legislation House Bill 1806 (a SAWS water-grab switcheroo of SA’s[…]

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Governor turns The Hose (Vista Ridge) on SAWS — Vetoes HB 1806!

Governor turns The Hose (Vista Ridge) on SAWS — Vetoes HB 1806! Governor Greg Abbott gave Texans a wonderful gift Saturday when he vetoed House Bill 1806 and turned The Hose (Vista Ridge) on SAWS, San Antonio’s public water utility. Read the Governor’s official statement here. The Governor’s veto sent a clear message to SAWS’ publicly-funded lobby team that they need to give their shenanigans with other people’s water and wallets a rest. Abbott is no fool. The Governor locked[…]

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Make calls as soon as you see this

We at LIV really hope you will make calls as soon as you see this as the legislature moves into its final phase ending on May 27. And, please share the love with share buttons on this page or our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter too. ►It’s time to KILL this BAD Petition Bill, SB 323! Calls needed now, including eves or weekends. ►HB 1066, brought to us by the SAWS lobby team for water hustlers to mute landowner[…]

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Ring the Liberty Bell Governor, Veto HB 1066!

Ring the Liberty Bell, Governor, veto HB 1066! ►We humbly request that you ring the Liberty Bell by reaching out to the Governor to request a veto of HB 1066 — to protect rural and urban Texans’ water, wallets and right to a public hearing. Do this now and throughout this week. Copy and paste this letter to the Governor posted here and add your own words, too. ►In San Antonio tonight, we’re holding the second meeting of the new[…]

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Whole Lotta Political Shaking Going On

Folks, there’s a whole lotta political shaking going on in Texas. The earthquake we’re detecting is related to the convergence of both party establishments. That’s right. On some things – like the brokering of arguably the most valuable resources on the planet  – groundwater and land resources – they agree. Do nothing because Oil and Gas and Real Estate are the King and Queen lobbies. No one will tell you – but us, the independents – these “emperors” have no[…]

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Call your Rep NOW, y’all! Vote NO on HB 1066.

It’s time to call your rep now, y’all! This is no April Fool’s prank. Though perhaps we are fools for trying to stop this completely unnecessary manmade disaster on groundwater depletion. We’re also beginning to wonder if the Republican Party of Texas is preparing to throw those who elected them — rural Texans — under the bus. We need your calls today and tomorrow to get State Representatives of all political persuasions, rural and urban, to vote NO on HB[…]

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