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Posts published in “Day: October 18, 2022

County Budget standoff moving toward resolution

Hidalgo to meet with Republican opposition

Harris County, TX – October 14, 2022, Judge Lina Hidalgo today announced that she is calling a special meeting of Commissioners Court for Monday, October 17, with the goal of reaching a consensus regarding Harris County’s budget and tax rate cut.

Judge Hidalgo issued the following statement regarding her intention to hold a special meeting:

“As part of my continued efforts to pass a responsible budget that provides funding for public safety and other critical services, and given that commissioners have now made public compromise proposals, I am calling a special meeting so that all Commissioners Court members may come together and reach a consensus.

The goal for Monday’s meeting is for the members of court to agree on a specific tax rate decrease so that we can post a meeting for a later date in which we vote to actually adopt the proposed tax rate decrease.

Final Weeks of Campaigns: BETO, ABBOTT stump Houston for Votes

By Gilbert Hoffman

HARRIS COUNTY – Voters face a momentous and important task on Election Day, November 8, when they must select candidate and propositions on the longest ballot in Texas and the longest in recent memory. In addition, they must navigate the new voting machines which have a combination of electronic ballot casting, and a paper record to be scanned and archived.

Candidates have been ferociously campaigning, with personal appearances, social media, email campaigns, and ads on TV and newspapers.

Most political observers feel this is one of the most important elections in many years, with the Supreme Court overturning longstanding judgements, and an evenly split Congress deadlocked on many life-altering issues.

Important races on the ballot include Texas Governor and other state offices, Harris County Judge and commissioner, and many candidates for U.S. House and State Legislature.

In addition, there are bond propositions for massive amounts of money, and school districts wanting to fund expansion.

Dozens of judges will be elected, both family, district, civil and criminal judges fill several pages of the ballot.

At a more local level, school board trustees will be voted on in Channelview, Crosby, Huffman, Sheldon, and Lone Star College.

Bond issues for MUD districts are slated in Newport and Crosby.