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While Campaign Finance Reform was not the Legislature’s primary concern, we have some news involving campaign finance reporting and disclosure. SB 219 This bill by Senator Joan Huffman (R-Houston) relates to the campaign finance ethics of public servants and lobbyists … Continue reading
Here are several letters we sent to the Statesman: #1) In his May 3 Austin American-Statesman article, Ken Herman writes about fears associated with a constitutional convention. There’s another angle to consider: such an action is about all that we … Continue reading
Susan Klickman firstname.lastname@example.org via coffeepartyaustin.org Oct 30th Haven’t attended meetings in quite sometime but members may also want to become familiar with the historical voter turnout in their particular precinct. They may be shocked. Was an election Judge in my particular … Continue reading
In a stunning article in In These Times on “Corporate Con Game: How the private prison industry helped shape Arizona’s anti-immigrant law”, Beau Hodai shines a bright light on the behind-the-scenes effort to write and pass Arizona’s S.B. 1070 – … Continue reading
In late February, representatives from AMERICANS•ELECT 2012 held a presentation at the LBJ Auditorium. This organization is touting a new way to nominate the president, so we see it as a potentially important political development. In mid-February, we sent our … Continue reading
If Phil Gramm answered this question, he’d probably be more concerned about the 99% “whiners” than the 1% “winners”. Not so the crowd that turned out for the March 15th Bill Moyer’s Discussion Group meetup at Jorge’s restaurant. We met … Continue reading
Minutes of the February 4 Board Meeting have now been posted. Links to these and all Board meeting minutes are kept here. That page is permanently accessible from the menu bar via Resources > Local Documents > Minutes of Board … Continue reading
“We can only pray Simmons is exercising more caution in handling his nuclear waste than he is handling campaign contributions.”
When long-time governmental ethics advocate Craig McDonald (quoted above) is not presenting information to the Austin Coffee Party, he and his organization Texans for Public Justice are busy uncovering the relationship between money and political influence. This time, TPJ’s hard … Continue reading
Republic Report, a nonpartisan project of the nonprofit group United Republic, is a blog dedicated to rooting out the corruption that is so corrosive to American values. We will investigate and uncover the buying and selling of politicians and of … Continue reading
The first meetup for the Bill Moyers Discussion Group is Thursday, Feb 16th at Jorge’s restaurant (2203 Hancock Drive, Austin, TX). Come at 6:15 p.m. for drinks and dinner. At 7:00 we’ll watch and then discuss the Bill Moyers interview … Continue reading