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Archive for April, 2007

Last push for HB 1892…let’s get it to the Governor!

Monday, April 30th, 2007

It’s a been a very long, hard road to get this far (we and many other organizations have been monitoring, testifying, advocating, etc.), but here’s the latest in a nutshell. ACTION ALERT! HB 1892, the only private toll moratorium left that could reach the Governor in time, could be brought to a vote at ANY […]

State Auditor: New report shows TxDOT fudged figures AGAIN!

Monday, April 30th, 2007

Link to article here. Link to State Audit Report here. We’ve demonstrated consistently that TxDOT and the pro-tollers are creating a crisis that doesn’t exist. While there’s clearly congestion in certain areas, like I-35, we’re not in any crisis. In fact, in San Antonio, we rank #5 in the country for number of lane miles […]

Hardberger says no money for roads, but oversees corporate welfare of $800,000

Monday, April 30th, 2007

Below see the City Council Action Item from April 5, 2007. It was approved and Express Jet is running taxpayer funded ads on KTSA right now! Read more about it in this Express-News article. _________________________________ An Ordinance authorizing reimbursements, up to $800,000.00, to ExpressJet Airlines, Inc. for advertising and promotional expenses related to the San […]

TxDOT letter to congressmen asks them NOT to seek federal funds!

Monday, April 30th, 2007

Link to article here. Of course, what this letter and article are saying is that TxDOT is essentially asking our congressmen NOT to seek federal funding for projects without clearing it with them. NUTS! Here they made a HUGE deal out of having to send federal dollars back to Washington, further exacerbating our starved highway […]

Cornyn, Gonzales seeing the light on how globalism hurts U.S.

Monday, April 30th, 2007

It’s becoming increasingly clear that Americans cannot compete in a global market of multi-national corporations undermining American workers with a third world labor force bypassing payroll taxes, Social Security and health benefits. Our failed trade policies like NAFTA and CAFTA are to blame for this displacement and are also the reason our government is aggressively […]

Truth Be Tolled wins THE top award for Best Documentary at Houston Film Festival

Monday, April 30th, 2007

We were privileged to be alongside San Antonio filmmaker, William Molina, when the Houston Film Festival awarded him the Platinum Award for BEST Feature Documentary (out of 4,500 total submissions) at this year’s festival Saturday night. The film, Truth Be Tolled, now has a pedigree …considering Ridley Scott and Steven Spielberg got noticed at this […]

Toll roads voted “Best Cause for 2007” in San Antonio Current

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Link to section and see photo here. Best Local Cause 1. Anti-Toll Roads 2. Cancer Center Council 3. Operation Comfort Since 2004, Operation Comfort has coordinated donations for injured military being treated at Brooke Army Medical Center. And Comfort figures recovering soldiers and marines might appreciate some outdoor adrenaline along with their rehab: see their […]

Economic downturn concerning…high gas prices a factor

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Link to article here. You know it’s bad when these guys claim a measly 1.1 percent increase in salary is great news. Incomes haven’t gone up more than 1.1 percent since 2001. That doesn’t come near to keeping pace with inflation much less skyrocketing food and gas prices. That’s also HORRIBLE news for workers, unlike […]

Lobbyists DOUBLED in D.C….the opposite of what Dems promised!

Friday, April 27th, 2007

From the Patriot Post, April 27, 2007 – Lobbying continues to grow in DC In the past, power shifts in Washington usually meant dark days for lobbyists who had solicited the party being removed from power, but with Congress closely divided and an active GOP administration in the White House, Republican lobbying firms are still […]

WND: Feds threaten Texas over private toll moratorium bill

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Link to World Net Daily article here. We reported these heavy-handed tactics here Wednesday. Note what this James Ray at the Federal Highway Administration believes and says about aggressively pursuing private money and private deals for our U.S. highways here. Link to the letter the feds sent here. Feds threaten Texas over superhighway funds plan […]

   
   

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