Odd shakedown of Texas counties by software vendor | Paxton sues Harris Co. over welfare scheme – Pratt on Texas 4/9/2024

The news of Texas covered today includes:

Our Lone Star story of the day: Votebeat broke one of the strangest stories I have read in a while last week that was then picked up by other Texas outlets. “Texas counties surprise surcharge from voter registration software vendor.”

Counties should not be late on their payments but why did the firm not shakedown clients in other states too? And more importantly, why has is the Texas Secretary of State’s system been allowed to be so bad since an audit pointed out such way back in 2007?

There is room for much criticism on this issue. The failed state system is making taxpayers pay twice for the same, or similar, service!

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pumpjackOil and gas rig count increased by 7 in Texas last week. And, the Railroad Commission reports that 2023 was another record-breaking year for Texas oil and gas production.

Two Denton ISD elementary school principals indicted for illegal electioneering. About time!

image: Texas House of Reps.

Texas House

Some conservative Texas House legislators have proposed a new “Contract with Texas” and the Lefty Texas Tribune characterizes such as: “House Republicans issue demands for next Texas speaker.”


Attorney General Paxton sues Harris County over its new “guaranteed income” welfare scheme.

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