The Texas Progressive Alliance stands with the LGBT community of North Carolina and Mississippi as it brings you this week’s roundup.
Off the Kuff looks at the insane amounts of money being spent on the Austin rideshare referendum.
Libby Shaw contributing to Daily Kos sounds the alarm bells on Ted Cruz. Desperate Republican donors, afraid of Trump, are rallying around the scary man from Texas. Beware Ted Cruz. He is more dangerous than W.
Socratic Gadfly wonders if California’s expected full legalization of marijuana could be the impetus in it joining North Dakota and creating a state bank.
CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme notes that the Texas Republican party, like its national parent, is heading further down the rat hole. John Cornyn was bad enough, but Ken Paxton et al maybe worse.
The water got hotter for Texas AG K-Pax as the feds piled on with some stock fraud charges. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs wishes the GOP would take out their trash and clean up their mess, but isn’t going to hold his breath waiting for it.
And here are some posts of interest from other Texas blogs.
Robert Rivard takes issue with a proposal to build a minor league baseball stadium in San Antonio.
Former Texan Elise Hu muses about female role models.
Genevieve Cato tackles the problem of how female ambition is perceived.
Austin On Your Feet, Mike Dahmus, and Austin Teacher Dad all weigh in on the May 7 referendum to repeal Austin’s ordinance that regulates vehicles for hire companies like Uber and Lyft.
Newsdesk introduces the anti-LGBT culture warriors who will be running the Attorney General’s office during those times when AG Ken Paxton is too busy defending himself from multiple criminal allegations to do it.
Grits for Breakfast calls the ban on surrogate social media accounts for inmates a bad idea.
Juanita welcomes Tom DeLay back to the scene.