TPA Roundup (September 2, 2013)

The Texas Progressive Alliance stands with workers in their fight for economic equality as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff covers the decision by Harris County Judge Ed Emmett to reject the petitions submitted by pre-kindergarten advocates to get a referendum on the ballot this November.

We don’t just need jobs we need, as Theodore Roosevelt advocated, jobs that pay a living wage. WCNews at Eye on Williamson says, no matter what John Carter says A living wage is not a “dumb decision”.

Horwitz at Texpatriate notes that Fox’s allegations of exuberant pay raises for Annise Parker’s inner circle are a bunch of poppycock, and analyzes the Houston Chronicle article that proves it.

The ride-sharing service called Uber is coming to Houston, and PDiddie at Brains and Eggs explored both the pros ((Part I) and the cons ((Part II).

Neil at All People Have Value made some more posts in this new blog. Please look around and offer your comment. All People Have Value is part of Neil Aquino.com. Please consider checking out the full NeilAquino.com site.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme knows Republicans don’t care about the uninsured or about Latinos. That’s why Hidalgo and Maverick county have the highest uninsured.

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And here are some other posts of interest by Texas bloggers.

Offcite interviews HISD Superintendent Terry Grier about the design philosophy behind the construction of their new schools.

Flavia Isabel compares Amazon and Tesla.

Better Texas Blog goes on the road for Obamacare education.

Concerned Citizens liveblogs Rep. Joaquin Castro’s town hall on immigration.

Equality Texas celebrates the effect that the demise of DOMA had on one bi-national couple.

Greg Wythe published a guide to Texas election code for the Kindle.

Harold Cook is not voting for Harvey Hilderbran.

The TSTA blog chastises George P. Bush for attacking teachers.

Texas Living Waters expresses ambivalence about the water infrastructure referencum.

Juanita documents the lies of True The Vote.

BOR keeps track of the abortion battle as it transitions to the regulatory agencies.

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