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Written by gsbaird on Feb 28, 2011
Hundreds of Texans converged on the steps of the State Capitol in Austin to show solidarity with the public workers' unions in Wisconsin. Labeled "Save the American Dream," the rally, organized by MoveOn.org, was one of 50 such gatherings held Saturday, Feb. 26 across the United States.
Written by Sarah Garrahan on Feb 25, 2011
About 75 San Antonians carried Libyan flags and posters in a demonstration in support of Libyan people who are protesting against leader Muammar Gaddafi. The group of men, women and children, some of whom said they were of Libyan descent, chanted and paraded on the sidewalk in front of the John H. Wood Jr. U.S. Courthouse Building on Durango Boulevard.
Written by Susana on Feb 24, 2011
Several hundred people gathered in round tables, drawing and stacking chips on maps depicting HemisFair Park in a second public workshop to revamp San Antonio's famed downtown neighborhood. More than 300 people attended the Hemisfair Park Planning workshop at Sunset Station to tell the city and developers the kind of kind of housing, transportation routes, shopping centers and parks they want in order to bring new vibrancy to the 78-acre area, home to the 1968 World's Fair.
Written by gsbaird on Feb 22, 2011
Modest adjustments to our federal tax rates can save $2.7 trillion over a decade.The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reported last August that, if the Bush tax cuts were not extended, these savings would be realized, according to an article from The Fiscal Times.
Written by Ross Ramsey on Feb 21, 2011
  Inside Intelligence: Public Education Funding Is...  Our insiders took on school finance this week, and they're not optimistic that there will be a happy ending. Lawmakers have proposed spending $10.4 billion less than the Texas Education Agency says it needs to keep things running like they're running now. Is that current level of services sufficient for public education? Two-thirds of our panel said no, it's not.