Building the New America: Report on trends shaping the migration of people and jobs

Report: Building the New America

How do we build a new urban model for America — one that is better aligned with the aspirations of most Americans? This newly released report examines the housing trends that are driving today's migration of people and jobs.
Why are so many candidates running for Houston Controller?

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.
Texas Triangle Train routes

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.
One Clean Houston seeks to end littering and illegal dumping

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.
METRO subsidy is higher than the cost of annual car ownership for a small sedan

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.

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.
Houston PAC aimed at regional transportation planning and funding.

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.

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.
Overdose Deaths in U.S.A.

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.
HCI cost increases trending significantly higher in past year

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.
LULAC sues Houston over political under-representation

LULAC Sues Houston Over At-Large Seats

LULAC sues Houston, contending that the city's at-large elections dilute the Latino’s community’s voting strength and deny them fair representation on city council.