Sunshine Week: Lots of money, little transparency in Texas bond campaigns
Sunshine Week: Lots of money, little transparency in Texas bond campaigns
Kenric Ward | March 14, 2017
Straight answers and financial transparency are in short supply whenever Texans are asked to approve bond referendums. As the nation marks “Sunshine Week” to promote open government, San Antonio’s rear-engineered debt package is the city’s latest, biggest example of government operating in the dark.
Travis County sanctuary penalty could hit $125 million
Travis County sanctuary penalty could hit $125 million
Kenric Ward | March 13, 2017
Criminal justice grants totaling $1.3 million have already been pulled by the governor.
Cruz urges fellow Texas Republicans to expand school choice
John Bicknell | March 10, 2017
Sen. Ted Cruz is taking a rare step into a home-state debate by pushing school choice legislation opposed by powerful GOP lawmakers in Austin.
Texas legislator wants to protect free speech on college campuses
Texas legislator wants to protect free speech on college campuses
Ashe Schow | March 10, 2017
Texas students would get some much-needed protections from a pair of bills being considered in the Legislature.
Multiple states ponder turning federal guidance on campus sexual assault into law
Multiple states ponder turning federal guidance on campus sexual assault into law
Ashe Schow | March 09, 2017
Students and faculty in these states need to be aware of what may be coming.
Senate cracks down on teacher-student sexcapades
Senate cracks down on teacher-student sexcapades
Kenric Ward | March 09, 2017
“Educator misconduct has become a statewide epidemic,” said Sen. Paul Bettencourt, author of SB 7.
Medina, Soules join forces to attack $200 million in bond ‘pork’
Medina, Soules join forces to attack $200 million in bond ‘pork’
Kenric Ward | March 09, 2017
San Antonio's record $850 million bond proposition faces a left-right punch at the polls this spring.
Commentary: How to steal from a school district and not get caught
Commentary: How to steal from a school district and not get caught
Jon Cassidy | March 07, 2017
The Texas Supreme Court says a school board has the authority to sideline its own dissenters.
Community college administrators fatten up while seeking $450 million more from voters
Community college administrators fatten up while seeking $450 million more from voters
Kenric Ward | March 06, 2017
Amid far-flung travel bills and a shrinking student body, Alamo College administrators seek more tax dollars.
Lawmaker’s image takes a hit in Beaumont bond scandal
Lawmaker’s image takes a hit in Beaumont bond scandal
Jon Cassidy | March 06, 2017
Beaumont ISD turned over a multi-million dollar project to a couple of “dumb asses” who “did lousy work and produced lousy designs,” an audit found.