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Does Hillary Support a Border Wall? Someone Should Ask

US Immigration Reform Forum - 53 min 35 sec ago
Does Hillary Support a Border Wall? Someone Should Ask


Source: Does Hillary Support a Border Wall? Someone Should Ask

--Center for Immigration Stud...
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More Nonsense About Aliens' Faux "Privacy Rights"

US Immigration Reform Forum - 53 min 35 sec ago
More Nonsense About Aliens' Faux "Privacy Rights"


Source: More Nonsense About Aliens' Faux "Privacy Rights"

--Center for Immigration Studies feed.
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Planned Gift Contact Form

US Immigration Reform Forum - 53 min 36 sec ago
Planned Gift Contact Form

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EPISD funding from the state

ElPasoSpeak - 8 hours 36 min ago

We received a comment from a regular commenter  the other day that “we have a rigged [funding] system that favors the Dallas-Austin-Houston corridor”.  The comment was about state funding of local issues in general, not just about school district funding.

Looking into the 2016-2017 budgets for the Austin, Dallas, El Paso, and Houston school districts we were quite surprised by the amounts the state provides for each student.

Austin Independent School District projects an enrollment of 82,690 students.  They show total anticipated state funding at $68,994,815.  That comes to $834 per student for the school year.

The Dallas Independent School District projects receipt of $332,186,058 from the state and an enrollment of 159,310 students.  The per student revenue from the state works out to be $2,085.

Our El Paso Independent School District anticipates enrollment of 58,542 students and total state revenue of $309,110,521.  That works out to $5,280 per student.

The Houston Independent School District has been declared property rich by the state and as a result will actually pay money to the state.

What have we missed?

We deserve better

Brutus

 


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Planned Gift Contact Form

US Immigration Reform Forum - 9 hours 27 min ago
Planned Gift Contact Form

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UMC and Children’s Taxes

El Paso News Organization - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 10:00pm
As you likely know, El Paso taxpayers are bracing for yet more taxes as the County, EPISD, YISD, UMC and other taxing entities look to shore up their failed budgets on the backs of...
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Planned Gift Contact Form

US Immigration Reform Forum - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 6:45pm
Planned Gift Contact Form

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Escobar Fallout?

Max Powers - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 4:27pm
Between going out-of-country later this week and the upcoming Labor Day weekend, posting will be light. That being said, before I go, there is something interesting happening in El Paso. It appears County Judge Veronica Escobar is losing critical support. Most recently, political consultant/independent journalist Jaime Abeytia has come out... Max Powers
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Will Trump's Rumored Pivot on Mass Deportation Work?

US Immigration Reform Forum - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 12:11pm
Will Trump's Rumored Pivot on Mass Deportation Work?

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Felon Seeks to Sell EB-5-Like Benefits for $380,000 ? and Maybe Succeeds

US Immigration Reform Forum - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 12:11pm
Felon Seeks to Sell EB-5-Like Benefits for $380,000 ? and Maybe Succeeds


Source: Felon Seeks to Sell EB-5-Like Benefits for $380,000 ? and Maybe Suc...
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Planned Gift Contact Form

US Immigration Reform Forum - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 12:11pm
Planned Gift Contact Form

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Leaked Documents Show George Soros Spent Millions to Blow the Doors Off U.S. Immigration

US Immigration Reform Forum - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 12:11pm
Leaked Documents Show George Soros Spent Millions to Blow the Doors Off U.S. Immigration


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Stopping at a few stalls on the funny farm

Refuse the Juice - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 11:31am
Rep. Jim Tolbert (close Karlsruher family friend) is in the news again. I'll tackle the police thing and then I'll talk about budget vote. I'm not sure what Tolbert's angle is on the police staffing issue. You can read about... Brad Kanus
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How much can you afford?

ElPasoSpeak - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 5:00am

The Wednesday, August 17, 2016 front page of The El Paso Times was a doozy.

All of the articles were about potential tax increases from local governments.

Our city council wants a 5.29% tax increase.  The mayor vetoed their motion.

Our county hospital wants to raise their tax rate the maximum amount they can without triggering an election that would require approval by the voters.  Even with that increase they are projecting a $19 million deficit.  Keep in mind that this is a situation left to us by our former hospital administrator.  The new guy has only been on the job about a month and is the inheritor of this mess.

The El Paso Independent School District is calling for a $668.7 million bond election because of declining student enrollment.  Elrichiboy pointed out in Count Your Blessings how fortunate we are that enrollment has not reached zero.  If the bond issue passes school taxes will go up 15.25%.  At least we get to vote on this one.

We deserve better

Brutus


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Planned Gift Contact Form

US Immigration Reform Forum - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 4:10am
Planned Gift Contact Form

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Bob Moore and Self-Serving Commentary

El Paso News Organization - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 10:00pm
Let’s play a little game today. Let’s assume for this post that the State of Texas has mandated that all government business must henceforth be done via email. For example, if you need to...
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Will Homeland Security Continue to Use Private Prison Companies?

US Immigration Reform Forum - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 6:26pm
Will Homeland Security Continue to Use Private Prison Companies?

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Transforming America, One Immigration Case at a Time

US Immigration Reform Forum - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 6:26pm
Transforming America, One Immigration Case at a Time


Source: Transforming America, One Immigration Case at a Time

--Center for Immigration Studies feed...
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Interesting Policy Questions Raised Regarding Defrauded EB-5 Investors

US Immigration Reform Forum - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 6:26pm
Interesting Policy Questions Raised Regarding Defrauded EB-5 Investors


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Mark Krikorian Discusses Trump Campaign National Security Meeting

US Immigration Reform Forum - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 6:26pm
Mark Krikorian Discusses Trump Campaign National Security Meeting


Source: Mark Krikorian Discusses Trump Campaign National Security Meeting

--Center for Immigration Studie...
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