El Paso “hides the ball” from taxpayers | Abilene city mgr hyperbolizes for tax hike | Big court rulings – Pratt on Texas 6/14/2024

The news of Texas covered today includes:

Our Lone Star story of the day: Whether liars or just incompetents, local government officials mislead often but sometimes it becomes extremely overt in “hiding the ball” from taxpayers which is the case in El Paso.  (James Quintero joins us to talk about his El Paso discovery.) Other times they simply overstate to panic citizens into accepting more spending and higher taxes, as we see in Abilene. Or, in the case of Lubbock, we see government handing out taxpayer money to private individuals for projects that are nowhere near “economic development.” Kuddos to David Glasheen for getting this right.

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Baker Hughes oil and gas drilling rig count falls in Texas.

Several big court decisions:

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