Two Steps Forward, One Step Backwards in Texas Energy Fight

Climate Change Energy Environment Future Politics Texas

            New Orleans      Texas has a reputation as oil country.  There aren’t drilling rigs on the state capitol grounds in Austin, like there are in Oklahoma City, but you can find them almost everywhere else.  Less well known is that Texas has also been a leader in building alternative energy production and integrating wind …

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More Eyes Join Us on Nonprofit Hospitals’ Lack of Charity Care

ACORN International Affordability Arkansas Hospital Accountability Labor Neighbor Louisiana Non-Profit Texas

            Marble Falls      For years, we have felt like we were beating a drum that no one hears.  Frankly, when it comes to the refusal of many tax-exempt, nonprofit hospitals to meet the requirements of their estimated $60 billion annual tax benefit to actually offer charity care, it should be a scandal, but seems …

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Shots Firing!  Is it Every Worker for Themselves?

Arkansas Ideas and Issues Local 100 Louisiana Texas

May 28, 2022             Buffalo River      Every Friday our union staff gets together on a group conference call to compare notes, count the numbers, and collaborate on problems in our various offices and units across Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas.  Our most recent call was missing Toney Orr, our field director, so I was presiding.  …

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