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AL Gov on Looting Education Budget for Corporate Welfare: 'Eat What You Kill'

AL Gov on Looting Education Budget for Corporate Welfare: 'Eat What You Kill'
It may read like satire — but unfortunately, it is not. Alabama Governor Robert Bentley is calling for a special Legislative session to divert money from the state's Education Trust Fund to pay for corporate welfare. Because if corporations are people and children are just little people, than this is all the same thing. Right?
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Rick Perry Calls Third Special Session, GOP Rep Demands Wendy Davis Pay for Costs

Rick Perry Calls Third Special Session, GOP Rep Demands Wendy Davis Pay for Costs
That groan you hear emanating from downtown Austin is the collective exasperation of staffers and lawmakers who are about to be called back for a third special session this summer. The House and Senate ran out of time to finish a transportation funding plan, in part because much of the second special session was spent on a high-profile fight against anti-woman legislation designed to block access to abortion in Texas.
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Texans Paying $35,000/Day for Partisan Special Session to Implement Discriminatory Redistricting Maps

Texans Paying $35,000/Day for Partisan Special Session to Implement Discriminatory Redistricting Maps
Rick Perry is desperate to get his discriminatory redistricting map passed because a new, legal map would be drawn by a San Antonio federal court. The daily cost to taxpayers of the craven, politically-motivated special session to get this done? $35,000.
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TX Gov. Rick Perry Calls Special Session to Implement Redistricting Maps Already Ruled Intentionally Discriminatory

TX Gov. Rick Perry Calls Special Session to Implement Redistricting Maps Already Ruled Intentionally Discriminatory
Rick "Sorry, oops" Perry has called a special session of the legislature to attempt to implement interim redistricting maps based on previous maps which were found by the courts to be intentionally discriminatory against minorities.
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