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NPT Capitol: Border lawmakers line up against Perry; Marquez has a crew

Yesterday, this blog poked a bit of fun at state Rep. Marisa Marquez sending a news release (Monday) reacting to Gov. Rick Perry’s refusal (Thursday) of stimulus unemployment funding. [link]

But wait! First, let’s note NPT itself has a poll question (that went up Monday) on the issue. Then there’s this Rio Grande Guardian article that quotes Marquez, along with South Texas lawmakers (with whom she is quite chummy), criticizing Perry. [link]

In all seriousness, the issue will linger as lawmakers look for ways to get around Perry and bring the cash to Texas. For background, read Ben Wright’s analysis of the issue in last week’s Capitol Roundup.

Written by newspapertreeelpaso

March 17, 2009 at 1:38 pm

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