Could you be paying two extra dollars on your vehicle registration to help pay for a program that would help get car repairs or a car that passes inspection for some El Paso drivers? You might if County Commissioners vote to participate in a program meant to help the owners of vehicles that fail inspection.
The bad news is, earlier this week, University Medical Center told El Paso County Commissioners Court they needed an 8 percent property tax increase to cover a $30 million budget shortfall because El Paso Children’s Hospital can’t pay them $70 million dollars they owe UMC.
The good news is, UMC is now backpedalling and saying they won’t ask for that increase – this year. But what about next year
Congressman Beto O'Rourke is not being allowed to be a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus because he is not Hispanic. The CHC's mission is to "voicing and advancing, through the legislative process, issues affecting Hispanics in the United States". But I guess they don't care about "advancing" the 80% of El Paso Hispanics because we voted in the white guy to represen
El Paso County Commissioner "Willie" Gandara Jr. will resign his seat on Commissioners Court today. His lawyer, Joe Spencer, said he will also withdraw from the State Representative District 75 race. Gandara Jr. was in court this morning on federal drug charges after he was arrested last week.
As you no doubt have heard, El Paso County Commissioner Willie Gandara, Jr. was arrested late Wednesday night on federal drug charges. I've been checking out blogs and Facebook pages all day to see what people think about this little development.
If you've listened to the KISS Morning Show for any length of time, you know that I'm a political junkie. I dig City Council and County Commissioners meetings. I watch them on tv when I can't go in person. And I love the political blogs. There are a couple that I follow pretty closely, Refuse the Juice and The Lion Star Blog. They're on opposite ends of the political spectrum, and some of t
At yesterday's County Commissioner's Court meeting, House Bill 12 was being discussed. According to the El Paso Times, HB12 "would bar cities, counties, and school districts from telling their police officers they can't enforce immigration policies". In other words, police would be given the right to question the immigration status of people they come in contact with.