Richard Whittaker

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Savin' the Desert, One Thorn at a Time
Savin' the Desert, One Thorn at a Time
New legislation may help save the state's prickliest plants.

News, April 20, 2007

Development on the Down Low?
General Land Office responds to last week's coverage of House Bill 699, a bill that expands office's ability to keep information about development deals confidential

News, April 19, 2007

So Few Senators, So Many Committees
So Few Senators, So Many Committees
Just how busy is the Lege?

News, April 18, 2007

What Kinky Did Next
What Kinky Did Next
The Kinkster is back in the political saddle today.

News, April 17, 2007

Money for the Movies
Money for the Movies
The film production incentive bill is getting closer to being passed - but who will be excluded?

News, April 16, 2007

Too Much or Too Little?
Too Much or Too Little?
Who were the five senators who voted against the state budget?

News, April 16, 2007

TEA, Defenders of Online Copyright
TEA, Defenders of Online Copyright
A new Internet safety bill passing through Senate may not just be about protecting children from sexual predators but from being sued by the MPAA

News, April 13, 2007

Readings
The Unknown Terrorist
Flanagan deals with the interface of race and class in Australia using brutality the same way Tom Wolfe used humor in The Bonfire of the Vanities to deal with it in America

Books, April 13, 2007

Arbitrary Justice at TYC
Joseph Galloway – one of first inmates released from troubled Texas Youth Commission system post new oversight – files federal suit, names as co-defendants the guards who allegedly assaulted him during his incarceration, the guards who failed to protect him, and TYC

News, April 13, 2007

Dan Patrick vs. the Budget
Dan Patrick vs. the Budget
Sen. Dan Patrick still isn't happy with billions in tax cuts.

News, April 13, 2007

Shapleigh vs. the Budget
Shapleigh vs. the Budget
Democrat Sen. Eliot Shapleigh took a stand against a budget that he says values tax cuts for the wealthy over the children of Texas.

News, April 12, 2007

Fairness Isn't Enough for Dan
Fairness Isn't Enough for Dan
Why does Sen. Dan Patrick oppose shifting the property tax burden to make rich landowners and commercial property owners pay their share?

News, April 12, 2007

Protecting the First Amendment
Protecting the First Amendment
Texas made a step closer to a journalism shield law today.

News, April 11, 2007

Something Beginning with 'J'
Something Beginning with 'J'
Rep. Warren Chisum's, R-Pampa, bill to get Bible classes back in school has hit a religious-holiday-related snag.

News, April 11, 2007

The First of Any?
The First of Any?
Texas Rangers have arrested two former TYC officials on sexual abuse charges.

News, April 10, 2007

Senate Scuppers Speed Cameras
Senate Scuppers Speed Cameras
Two bills passing through Senate last week could deter city councils from putting up speed cameras.

News, April 9, 2007

Spam, Spam, Spam
Spam, Spam, Spam
Who won this weekend's Spam Cram at the annual Spamarama?

Sports, April 9, 2007

A Sense of History
A Sense of History
People other than the president undertaking diplomacy with foreign nations? Not the first time.

News, April 9, 2007

TYC Update: Conservator Conflicts

News, April 6, 2007

So Much for Transparency
So Much for Transparency
When will Texans find out what happened at Lubbock State School?

News, April 5, 2007

What Does Rick Perry Sing in the Shower?
What Does Rick Perry Sing in the Shower?
What potentially embarrassing revelation did Ted Nugent make about Gov. Rick Perry (hint - it's all about track nine on Double Live Gonzo.)

News, April 3, 2007

What Did Austin Do to Dennis?
What Did Austin Do to Dennis?
A City of Austin waste dumping plan got very short shrift from Rep. Dennis Bonnen.

News, April 3, 2007

The Cost of Jobs at TYC
A new argument has opened in the Lege over whether to keep TYC facilities open for economic reasons.

News, April 3, 2007

'I'm Saying I Don't Want to Say Anything'
When does the right to speak become an obligation to speak?

News, April 3, 2007

He's No Nobby Stiles
David Beckham may not save U.S. soccer - but he'll look good not doing it

Sports, April 2, 2007

More Tragedy in West Texas
While the Legislature starts to tackle the systemic problems at TYC, critical failings at the Department of Aging and Disability Services are new being exposed.

News, April 2, 2007

It's Not All Laughs
It's Not All Laughs
When it comes to politicians making fools of themselves, it doesn't always have to be a laughing matter.

News, April 2, 2007

State Representative: Let's Hang the Artist!
State Representative: Let's Hang the Artist!
Borris Miles decides he is the arbiter of taste and free speech at the Capitol.

News, March 30, 2007

Woodward and Bernstein Make 'Statesman' Editor Squirm
Legendary reporters who broke Watergate story question Oppel's role at Statesman, opinion on confidential sources

News, March 30, 2007

Rove's Got Them Happy Feet (Updated)
Rove's Got Them Happy Feet (Updated)
Karl Rove dances while the New Rome burns. Less at 11.

News, March 29, 2007

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