AP on the First Statewide Test of the State’s Voter ID Law;
DMN’s Hoppe on Lobbyists Gifts to Gov, Lt. Gov Candidates;
DMN Feature on Boomtowns; Kennedy on Accountability First PAC
Good evening from Austin.
(Did you remember to set your clocks back?)
It was a beautiful fall day here.
Here’s the short weekend brief.
Your must reads:
> AP’s Chris Tomlinson reports on the first statewide test (this Tuesday) for the state’s new Voter ID law.
> DMN’s Christy Hoppe reports on lobbyists gifts to the major candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor.
> The DMN has a quite remarkable digital feature on the oil boom in Texas, which they liken to the 1980s oil boom.
> Bud Kennedy’s Sunday FWST column (behind paywall) reveals the PAC and the major donor behind an effort to oppose a series of local bond elections.
2013 / 2014 / 2016:
– The Atlantic reports on rumored tension between U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rand Paul (R-KY).
– The Chron reports (behind paywall) U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) has fired two congressional staffers for campaign finance irregularities.
– Big Jolly Politics’ Mark McCaig goes after TAB for giving conservative lawmakers low scores.
Other stories of interest:
– SAEN reports (behind paywall) on the increasing likelihood of toll lanes in the city.
– The estimated cost for new schools in West, TX, has been cut in half.
– DMN’s Mitchell Schnurman uses his column to demonstrate how regulation is helping soften the fall of Energy Future Holdings.
– Former NFL player who retired after being diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) rocked out on stage with Pearl Jam in New Orleans.
BLOGS (from the left)
BLOGS (from the right)