sylvester turner

House budget shocks and awes

Jan 19, 2011 By Patricia Kilday Hart

If the purpose of the House budget bill was Shock-and-Awe, it achieved maximum success: House Democrats wasted no time identifying the many, many Doomsday scenarios that would result if state programs are cut to fit available revenue. No room for grandma at the nursing home. No financial aid for worthy…

Turner in Wonderland: Sentence First, Verdict Afterwards

Jul 3, 2009 By Paul Burka

Sylvester Turner went to the Public Utility Commission yesterday to argue for a petition he had filed asking the PUC to declare a moratorium on electricity disconnections for certain customers for the remainder of the summer. The customers that would be covered included low-income seniors (up to 125% of the…