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Yesterday, 36 Texas House Members -- from rural and urban Texas -- voted NO to "Gridzilla" (House Bill 3298), the Calfornia water model for Texas. Though it passed the House, the map to the right shows you opposition to Gridzilla (in orange) came from all regions of the state, with E. Texas leading the way.
On an infuriating note, the anti-citizen's petition bill -- HB 2595 --the dream of the corporate interest lobbies in Texas, just now passed out of the House. To be honest, this bill slipped by us and, to be fair, most legislators. The good news is that they must now hold a hearing in the Senate. The true salt of a politician is one that is willing to stand up for the people's "check and balance" -- that is what the right to petition is all about. Today, Rep. Keffer called it "mob rule." We are not a mob, we ARE voters.
We can put a stop to this monkey business as both bills head to the Senate next week. Stay tuned and keep stepping up, folks.
"We must indeed all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately." Benjamin Franklin
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