From KVIA.com: The El Paso Independent School District board is expected to vote on increasing teachers’ salaries by 5% —
Evaluating Our Priorities
They are coming out of the woodwork (and maybe from under rocks) to weigh in on Tommy Gonzalez’ future. From
People Don’t Like Tommy Gonzalez
At least the taxpayers don’t like him. He’s been here since 2014, and I haven’t met anyone who tells me
Tommy Gonzalez Has Been Cheating On Us
You’ve heard the news. El Paso City Manager Tommy Gonzalez is among three other finalists being considered for city manager
Warren Buffett — The Rich Are Winning the Class War
He said it in a New York Times article back in 2006. “There’s class warfare, all right,” Mr. Buffett said,
Is This What Corruption Looks Like?
From ElPasoTimes.com: The [El Paso City Council] voted to hire a San Francisco-based architecture firm to provide an updated cost
Oh, the Hypocrisy
Here’s a story from KVIA.com: Several city representatives say they will direct City Manager Tommy Gonzalez to decrease the City
Homeowners Carry the Burden
Here’s a couple of factoids I extracted from this El Paso Times article about rising property valuations: The overall market
El Paso’s Class War is Not Happenstance
In their recent opinion piece in the El Paso Times titled El Paso’s Resurgence is not Happenstance, State Representative Lina
Retrovision – Nothing’s For Sure but Debt and Taxes
(This post originally ran on 10 March 2017.) The ever-vigilant Brutus over at El Paso Speak alerted me (and all
El Paso is at War
It’s a class war. The City of El Paso, and the Chamber of Commerce, and MountainStar Sports Group, have declared
Why Is It So Hard to File Your Income Tax?
From TheConversation.com: In 1985, President Ronald Reagan promised a “return-free” tax system in which half of all Americans would never
The Regressive Nature of Property Taxes
Let’s look at wealth. For a working man, or woman, most of their wealth is represented by their homes. Homes
El Barrio Park: Attack of the Bureaucrats
Here’s a letter that Cruz Morales posted on Facebook: RE: Cease and Desist – EL BARRIO PARK Mr. Morales This
The Economic Impact of Arenas: A Brief Survey
The El Paso City Council recently approved the following motion: “To direct the City Manager or designee to hire a
The Myth of the Trickle Down Economy
From Business Insider India: Inequality has remained persistently high for decades, and a new report shows just how stark the
Quality of Life Much?
Here’s a heartbreaking story from the El Paso Times. I am reprinting it in its entirety. This holiday season, the
Are We Finally Getting Good Government?
Or is it a trick? From KVIA.com: El Paso City Council met Tuesday to once again discuss whether seek to
What Do You Want From City Government?
The types at City Hall think City Government should be a growth industry. So do the people that benefit from
What’s Next? After Voters Reject Albuquerque Soccer Stadium Bond
From Albuquerque’s channel 13, KRQE.com: After voters soundly rejected the idea of a publicly financed soccer stadium, New Mexico United