Trump Is Squeezing Detroit at the Worst Possible Time – Bloomberg

Bloomberg Trump Is Squeezing Detroit at the Worst Possible TimeBloombergPresident Donald Trump is asking U.S. automakers to invest in domestic manufacturing at a bad time. Car sales have gained for seven-straight years after the U.S. auto bailouts and the financial crisis, a streak that's close to running out of gas. That …The Meaning of Trump's […]

Dow Jones industrial average reaches new high, tops 20000 level for first time – Washington Post

Washington Post Dow Jones industrial average reaches new high, tops 20000 level for first timeWashington PostNEW YORK — The closely watched Dow Jones industrial average reached historic levels Friday, breaching 20,000 points for the first time in a week when President Trump began to put his agenda in place. Shortly after the election, investors dubbed […]

85th Texas Legislature: Oil and Gas Roundup – JD Supra (press release)

85th Texas Legislature: Oil and Gas RoundupJD Supra (press release)On Jan. 10, 2017, the 85th regular session of the Texas Legislature convened in Austin, and already several bills are on the table that, if adopted, could impact the oil and gas industry in Texas. State Sen. Van Taylor, R-Plano, has introduced the Oil …

HGAC’s Clark Fumbles Around on Tow Truck Monopolies, Commissioners Noack, Clark Object

Conroe, January 24 – The Houston Galveston Area Council’s Alan Clark, Director of Transportation Planning, tried to convince the Montgomery County Commissioners Court today that the County should adopt a policy whereby certain tow truck operators receive monopoly protection when accidents occur or cars break down on major thoroughfares. Clark advocated a system whereby the […]

Commissioners Approve Limited Ethics Policy

Commissioners Approve Limited Ethics Policy

Conroe, January 24 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court approved a limited Code of Ethics in a unanimous vote this morning. The Code was limited in two respects. First, it only meets the minimal requirements of the Texas Department of Transportation which has notified the County government that it must adopt those requirements by February […]

The Golden Hammer to Present “Golden Sledgehammer” at Commissioners Court

The Golden Hammer to Present “Golden Sledgehammer” at Commissioners Court

Conroe, January 24 – The Golden Hammer will present a Golden Sledgehammer at the January 24, 2017, Commissioners Court meeting. Explained Publisher Eric Yollick, “The spending issue which will receive the attention of the Golden Sledgehammer is way too gigantic merely to be a ‘golden hammer.’ This spending issue sledgehammers the taxpayers.” Yollick will make the […]

Trump freezes hiring of many federal workers – Washington Post

Washington Post Trump freezes hiring of many federal workersWashington PostPresident Trump instituted a government-wide hiring freeze Monday, signing an executive order that he said would affect all employees “except for the military.” Trump had pledged to halt government hiring as part of his campaign's “Contract with the …Executive orders: What Trump can and can't doCNNTrump starts […]

Reports: Most statewide officials in strong financial shape – Texas Tribune

Reports: Most statewide officials in strong financial shapeTexas TribuneMost of Texas' major statewide officials are in strong — if not formidable — financial shape as they gear up for 2018 re-election campaigns, according to a new batch of campaign finance reports. Towering over everyone is Gov. Greg Abbott, who is …