https://urbanreforminstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/nury-martinez.jpg 675 1200 Cruz García /wp-content/uploads/2020/03/URI-logo-claret.png Cruz García2023-04-24 15:16:522023-04-24 15:19:25Los Angeles District 6 Wants Another Nury Martinez – Without the Baggage
Los Angeles District 6 Wants Another Nury Martinez – Without the Baggage
Nury Martinez was criticized by progressives for her firm stance on anti-camping laws, but the voter turnout rate to replace her was incredibly low. Despite her past comments, District 6 voters still desire her pro-immigrant family principles combined with strong support for public safety.
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Why Are So Many People Running for Houston Controller?
Why are so many people running for Houston Controller? Perhaps one reason is that the Controller’s Office has long been seen as a natural stepping stone to the Mayor’s Office.
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Texas Triangle Train
TxDOT recently announced that it has submitted three grant applications to the U.S. Department of Transportation to advance passenger rail service within the Texas Triangle.
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Mayor Launches “One Clean Houston”
Last week, Mayor Sylvester Turner launched a new initiative, “One Clean Houston,” to combat illegal dumping through rapid cleanup, better enforcement, and prevention and education.
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METRO subsidizes riders higher than the cost of car ownership!
guest post by Oscar Slotboom — The current level of METRO subsidy means that every regular Metro customer is costing taxpayers the cost of annual car ownership.
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HRBC and PSTX PAC Release info on Voters in Houston, Texas
Houstonians experienced scandal, high crime, and unreliable infrastructure over the past years and this coming November, voters will decide who will succeed outgoing Democratic Mayor, Sylvester Turner.
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Charter Amendment Petition Aimed at Regional Transportation Funding Underway
A new group called the Houston-Galveston Area PAC has launched a petition effort focused on reforming the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC), the region’s federally-chartered metropolitan planning organization.
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Lina Hidalgo Pays Big for High-Profile Criminal Defense
Newly released campaign finance reports from the waning days of the November 2022 election show Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo spent more than $300,000 on high-powered Houston-based criminal defense attorneys Gerger Hennessy & Martin LLP.
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The Woke Era is Over. Can Policy Makers talk about the Real Problems?
Post-Pandemic rates of drug overdoses, homicide, and suicide are too severe to ignore. People are desperate for answers that are not influenced by ideology or political extremities; the simplification of these phenomena will further exacerbate the problem.
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TxDOT Highway Construction Inflation
TxDOT highway construction inflation is consistent with infrastructure cost increases nationwide, showing a sharp upward trend in project costs from 2021 to 2022.