League of Independent Voters of Texas
 

Are we moving to the ninny state? Some of you may be glued to the national battles between the President and his own party, and between and internal to both parties. It’s enough to drive us all nuts, but we don’t have that luxury. We share this article by former CIA official, Graham E. Fuller, reprinted in Consortium News with this preface:

“The fury over President Trump’s behavior and the hysteria over Russia are concealing the more significant long-term erosion of U.S. global influence from endless wars in the Mideast.” Read “Trump and the American Decline” here.

Why did Gov. Greg Abbott call a special session starting on July 18, threatening to load it up with 20 issues? Remember, special sessions are limited to 30 days and cost at least $800,000 per day. No one explains it better than Texas political sage Harvey Kronberg of Quorum Report , [comma] who writes,

If this was anything other than political stuntsmanship, he would pre-announce his intentions in order to allow members and stakeholders to have ongoing conversations and negotiations.” Read Kronberg’s “First blush reaction to Abbott’s special session plan.

The Texas legislature at least did one thing right in the regular session.  They passed HB 25, ending straight ticket voting – one of the major impediments to independent and minor party candidates offering YOU a viable option. Note, this reform doesn’t take effect until 2020. We independents are committed to working with all parties to ensure it is implemented fairly and that all Texans get to timely vote! Read this great op-ed about straight ticket by Mark Miller, former Libertarian candidate for Railroad Commission, on behalf of Texans for Voter Choice. Feel free to comment.

Bastrop County, Another Dump? As Austin’s affordability crisis has made Bastrop County the 6th fastest growing county in the state, guess what else is happening? Yet another plan to put a dump on the westside of Bastrop County in the Cedar Creek area where all the growth is headed. It is proposed for Highway 812 and Highway 21. If you live in the area, we suggest you provide a comment in the TCEQ process and ask for a public meeting. The permit number is 40291. The public comment period is 60 days from May 31, so no sooner than July 28. We also encourage you to reach your state legislators – Rep. John Cyrier at 512-463-0682 and Sen. Kirk Watson 512-463-0114. Ask them to request that TCEQ hold a public meeting. Click here for the TCEQ notice and how to post a public comment.

You might take our sage advice to get ready for an independent voter revolt. We haven’t had one since 2006 and, boy howdy, are we overdue! As the parties continue in partisan overdrive and to implode from within, what do the rest of us – millions of ordinary Texans ---- do? Don’t just stand there, call us anytime to build the independent movement in your community.

Are we moving to the ninny state? Some of you may be glued to the national battles between the President and his own party, and between and internal to both parties. It’s enough to drive us all nuts, but we don’t have that luxury. We share this article by former CIA official, Graham E. Fuller, reprinted in Consortium News with this preface:

“The fury over President Trump’s behavior and the hysteria over Russia are concealing the more significant long-term erosion of U.S. global influence from endless wars in the Mideast.” Read “Trump and the American Decline” here.

Why did Gov. Greg Abbott call a special session starting on July 18, threatening to load it up with 20 issues? Remember, special sessions are limited to 30 days and cost at least $800,000 per day. No one explains it better than Texas political sage Harvey Kronberg of Quorum Report , [comma] who writes,

If this was anything other than political stuntsmanship, he would pre-announce his intentions in order to allow members and stakeholders to have ongoing conversations and negotiations.” Read Kronberg’s “First blush reaction to Abbott’s special session plan.

The Texas legislature at least did one thing right in the regular session.  They passed HB 25, ending straight ticket voting – one of the major impediments to independent and minor party candidates offering YOU a viable option. Note, this reform doesn’t take effect until 2020. We independents are committed to working with all parties to ensure it is implemented fairly and that all Texans get to timely vote! Read this great op-ed about straight ticket by Mark Miller, former Libertarian candidate for Railroad Commission, on behalf of Texans for Voter Choice. Feel free to comment.

Bastrop County, Another Dump? As Austin’s affordability crisis has made Bastrop County the 6th fastest growing county in the state, guess what else is happening? Yet another plan to put a dump on the westside of Bastrop County in the Cedar Creek area where all the growth is headed. It is proposed for Highway 812 and Highway 21. If you live in the area, we suggest you provide a comment in the TCEQ process and ask for a public meeting. The permit number is 40291. The public comment period is 60 days from May 31, so no sooner than July 28. We also encourage you to reach your state legislators – Rep. John Cyrier at 512-463-0682 and Sen. Kirk Watson 512-463-0114. Ask them to request that TCEQ hold a public meeting. Click here for the TCEQ notice and how to post a public comment.

You might take our sage advice to get ready for an independent voter revolt. We haven’t had one since 2006 and, boy howdy, are we overdue! As the parties continue in partisan overdrive and to implode from within, what do the rest of us – millions of ordinary Texans ---- do? Don’t just stand there, call us anytime to build the independent movement in your community.

Are we moving to the ninny state? Some of you may be glued to the national battles between the President and his own party, and between and internal to both parties. It’s enough to drive us all nuts, but we don’t have that luxury. We share this article by former CIA official, Graham E. Fuller, reprinted in Consortium News with this preface:

“The fury over President Trump’s behavior and the hysteria over Russia are concealing the more significant long-term erosion of U.S. global influence from endless wars in the Mideast.” Read “Trump and the American Decline” here.

Why did Gov. Greg Abbott call a special session starting on July 18, threatening to load it up with 20 issues? Remember, special sessions are limited to 30 days and cost at least $800,000 per day. No one explains it better than Texas political sage Harvey Kronberg of Quorum Report , [comma] who writes,

If this was anything other than political stuntsmanship, he would pre-announce his intentions in order to allow members and stakeholders to have ongoing conversations and negotiations.” Read Kronberg’s “First blush reaction to Abbott’s special session plan.

The Texas legislature at least did one thing right in the regular session.  They passed HB 25, ending straight ticket voting – one of the major impediments to independent and minor party candidates offering YOU a viable option. Note, this reform doesn’t take effect until 2020. We independents are committed to working with all parties to ensure it is implemented fairly and that all Texans get to timely vote! Read this great op-ed about straight ticket by Mark Miller, former Libertarian candidate for Railroad Commission, on behalf of Texans for Voter Choice. Feel free to comment.

Bastrop County, Another Dump? As Austin’s affordability crisis has made Bastrop County the 6th fastest growing county in the state, guess what else is happening? Yet another plan to put a dump on the westside of Bastrop County in the Cedar Creek area where all the growth is headed. It is proposed for Highway 812 and Highway 21. If you live in the area, we suggest you provide a comment in the TCEQ process and ask for a public meeting. The permit number is 40291. The public comment period is 60 days from May 31, so no sooner than July 28. We also encourage you to reach your state legislators – Rep. John Cyrier at 512-463-0682 and Sen. Kirk Watson 512-463-0114. Ask them to request that TCEQ hold a public meeting. Click here for the TCEQ notice and how to post a public comment.

You might take our sage advice to get ready for an independent voter revolt. We haven’t had one since 2006 and, boy howdy, are we overdue! As the parties continue in partisan overdrive and to implode from within, what do the rest of us – millions of ordinary Texans ---- do? Don’t just stand there, call us anytime to build the independent movement in your community.



League of Independent Voters of Texas
PO Box 651 * Bastrop, TX 78602
512-213-4511 * 512-657-2089 cell