Secret Pension Plan Revealed

A few days ago, I received an unmarked envelope.  Inside the envelope was a copy of the draft bill that the Turner administration is proposing to amend the police pension plan. Because of the secrecy in which this process is shrouded, I am not certain that I have the...

Secret $2.5 Billion of Pension Savings

     From the moment Sylvester Turner announced his new pension scheme roughly two months ago, the principal sales pitch has been that it would produce $2.5 billion in immediate savings from benefits reductions to which the pension boards had agreed.  At that original...

Counsel Should Delay Vote on Pension Plan

Turner’s Bum’s Rush on $20 Billion Pension Deal   For the last month Sylvester Turner has been negotiating in secret with the same employee groups that donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to his campaign over the future of their pension system.  No...
Tips for Straight Party Voting in Harris County

Tips for Straight Party Voting in Harris County

Those of you have who were regular readers of my column know that I am not a fan of straight party voting, on either side. But I must admit that when facing the longest ballot in the country, it is tempting in Harris County to hit the straight party button to avoid...