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It wasn’t a big surprise when independent Congressman Justin Amash announced his bid for the Libertarian Party nomination. The real surprise was Mark Cuban reopening the possibility of an independent Presidential run. We want to know what you think as we are writing about it — soon to be released.

Note:  LIV does not endorse candidates of any persuasion. That said, Cuban is a fellow traveler as an economic populist and advocate for competitive elections.


We offer this latest LIV Newsletter, knowing already that it’s not OK with you to see public officials join with private interests to allow pilfering — especially in a pandemic for gosh sake!

IN THIS ISSUE:  Pandemic Pilfering #1, #2 and #3 (below) with this timely piece posted on Medium.com piece by Mark Miller on the Texas Oil and the Texas Railroad Commission.

TxDOT chairs in Texas House and Senate, forsake common sense and open government. Catch the stream today (Monday) at 2 pm if you get this in time. Check out: Pandemic Pilfering #1: TxDOT & CAMPO Ram Ih-35 Expansion

The decision by Senator Kirk Watson to bail as a leader of the central Texas growth machine could be real good news as the crisis in his wake unfolds right before our very eyes. What’s up with: Pandemic Pilfering #2: Watson Bails SAWS votes tomorrow (Tuesday, Cinco de Mayo) to renew general manager’s near dictatorial powers, allowing Puente to execute contracts without Board approval, as the 30-year financing terms for Vista Ridge hangs in balance! Who are those masked men, anyway?

Remember, though LIV does not endorse candidates, we  try our best to bring issues forward into elections. Make sure you are registered to vote. Be ready for primary runoffs and special elections on July 14. We recommend you get yourself a ballot by mail. Ask you local County Elections people how you can get one or call us at 512.213.4511,

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