Tag Archive: cut

Jun 17 2013

Farm bill to affect the hungry

The Texas Food Bank Network (TFBN) released estimates today of the serious impact that a House-proposed farm bill could have on federal SNAP (food stamps) benefits and the struggling Texans who rely on them. A similar bill with fewer cuts passed the Senate Monday evening. The most drastic change under debate, to a state policy …

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May 13 2013

School cuts bother Hispanics

Hispanic Texans in the three major border population centers have a strong, personal connection to their public schools. They believe they and their children were personally hurt by the $5.4 billion in state budget cuts two years ago. wood working pdf These are among the findings of a new Latino Decisions survey commissioned by the …

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Apr 10 2012

Rich freeloaders

It’s time for wealthy people like me to become more responsible and pay our fair share of taxes. By Betsy Malcolm Like too many Americans, I’m unemployed. But in my case, the reason isn’t that I can’t find work — it’s that I don’t need it. I’m among the lucky few who can live comfortably …

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Oct 06 2011

Flexible spending cut taxes

By Jason Alderman Admit it: You probably spend more time comparison shopping online than reviewing your annual benefits enrollment materials. That’s a big mistake because the money you could save by choosing the right employee benefits package probably far exceeds any savings you could get on a big-screen TV. For example, many people don’t sign …

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Mar 17 2011

Salaries frozen, leave time cut

The Longview Independent School District’s (LISD) Board of Trustees has elected to leave the district’s salary and compensation schedules unchanged for 2011-2012. The panel also decided to discontinue local leave days for next year’s semester.  The state mandates five leave days, but LISD employees were receiving just two.  Superintendent Dr. James E. Wilcox explained the …

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