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The Midday Brief: February 17, 2010

Your afternoon reading.

January 16, 2009: A coalition of Tea Party groups rally against Democrats and U.S. President Barack Obama Saturday afternoon at the Texas Capitol.

 Your afternoon reading

“But a year on, do you think the massive public spending has been a good thing, or a bad thing for America and for Texas?” — Transportation blog: Has the federal stimulus been good for America, Texas?The Dallas Morning News

 “The arrival of Hurricane Katrina evacuees in September 2005 left a festering question in the minds of many San Antonio residents, policymakers and police officers: Did the new arrivals bring an influx of crime with them?” — Study shows S.A. crime rose little after Hurricane Katrina evacuees arrivedSan Antonio Express-News

“HHS Commissioner Tom Suehs said health care providers, including nursing homes and group homes for the mentally disabled, could see a 2 percent reduction when treating adults.” — Medicaid pay could drop to meet budget demandsFort Worth Star-Telegram

“In a news release, Sanchez acknowledged that the Census Bureau is ‘struggling’ to find the 3,600 workers it needs to get an accurate count in the parts of South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley, an area with some of the state’s highest unemployment rates.” — Desperate to hire Valley workers, Census Bureau to hold job fair Rio Grande Guardian

“Raul Torres and Nicholas Rodriguez said they don’t believe Ortiz has properly represented the constituents in Texas House of Representatives District 33.” — Two Republicans chase the Texas House District 33 nominationCorpus Christi Caller-Times




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