Privatization -- the other side of the deregulation coin -- has long been a favorite watchword among economic conservatives. Indeed, we can go back all the way to 1981, when President Reagan warned us that government was the problem, not the solution. Thirty-plus years on, this rhetoric still has s ... More >>
In Texas, illegal immigration is often extremely lucrative.Texas is number one again today. To our trophy case of great honors, we add Most Beholden To Private Corporations, When It Comes To Illegal Immigration. The Detention Watch Network recently released aggregated data about the big busi ... More >>
Despite a history of abuse and bad conditions, private prison corporation GEO keeps getting contracts from the state.
Sure, it's funny, but it also happens to be true
A quick fix may only have created more problems for CPS and the families it serves
UTMB is under fire in Dallas for its jail health care. So why is Houston ready to install it here?
Religious charities discover state welfare reform savings are based in part on their backs
Critics wonder if massive TDCJ cuts will be a prelude to privatization
Did Bush pick a master educator - or an overpaid front man?
If her capers as comptroller don't catch her, Carole Rylander is ready to ride the Internet to greater political fame
"Please -- Stop Me Before I Print Again!"
Lockheed Martin's welfare-reform efforts have cost taxpayers across the country millions. So naturally, Lockheed Martin has been hired to train and find jobs for the poor in Houston and Harris County.
In the battle to privatize welfare services in Texas, corporate bidders have enlisted some inside help
What are the penalties in Harris County's tax collection deal with Heard, Goggan?
The golf course giveaway is falling apart, but some city workers are paying the price
Privatization of Houston's municipal golf courses has been a bad deal for everybody but the operators. But golfers and taxpayers had best look out: the city's on the verge of giving away two more of it courses.
V&E joins Heard Goggan in battling the county attorney's office