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Democrats Want To Mess With Texas? GOP Says Not So Fast - Abilene Public Radio

Democrats Want To Mess With Texas? GOP Says Not So Fast - Abilene Public Radio | Where do you stand? | Scoop.it
Democrats Want To Mess With Texas? GOP Says Not So Fast Abilene Public Radio All this week, NPR is taking a look at the demographic changes that could reshape the political landscape in Texas over the next decade — and what that could mean for the...
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Texas Senate scheduled to vote on abortion bill today - ReporterNews.com

Texas Senate scheduled to vote on abortion bill today - ReporterNews.com | Where do you stand? | Scoop.it
New York Times Texas Senate scheduled to vote on abortion bill today ReporterNews.com AUSTIN — Conservative Texas lawmakers are pushing to make Democrats' abortion filibuster victory a distant memory before a vote today in the state Senate,...
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Democrats investigate hidden fees on Internet, cellphone bills | The Hill's Hillicon Valley

Democrats investigate hidden fees on Internet, cellphone bills | The Hill's Hillicon Valley | Where do you stand? | Scoop.it

Four House Democrats sent letters on Thursday to leading Internet and cellphone service providers, questioning them over extra fees that are often tacked on to consumers' bills.

 

The "below-the-line" charges include administrative, recovery and service fees and generate hundreds of millions of dollars for communications companies, according to the lawmakers.

 

They accused the companies of deceiving consumers by advertising low rates, and then piling on unexpected charges at the end of the month. 

 "Transparency and disclosure in the marketplace ensure that consumers are able to accurately compare competing services and choose the provider that best meets their needs," wrote Democratic Reps. Anna Eshoo (Calif.) and Mike Doyle (Pa.), Ben Ray Luján (N.M.) and Jim Matheson (Utah).

The lawmakers all serve on the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Communications and Technology, and Eshoo is the panel's ranking member.

 

Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and CenturyLink received the letters.

The lawmakers asked the companies to detail any extra fees they charge and how they disclose those fees. They asked whether the companies charge customers for changing their service plan and whether they notify consumers before imposing extra costs.

 

Consumer advocacy groups Public Knowledge, Consumers Union and Free Press issued statements applauding the lawmakers for opening the investigation.  "Consumers expect to pay for communication services, but they cannot make informed choices between providers if they are advertised one price and then billed another," Christopher Lewis, the vice president of government affairs for Public Knowledge, said. Click headline to read more--


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Considerations In Home Remodeling | Abilene Texas Contractors ...

Whether you got to own a home for some years, lots of home owners would like to take advantage from a home remodel. Reconstructiion or house remodeling greatly.
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Twin construction projects set to grow Texas Tech health care-related schools in Abilene

Twin construction projects set to grow Texas Tech health care-related schools in Abilene | Where do you stand? | Scoop.it
A new, $12 million nursing education building is on the rise in plain view, while a laboratory addition for Texas Tech's local pharmacy school is taking shape behind the main building.
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ACU alumn designs Texas home for 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' - ReporterNews.com

ACU alumn designs Texas home for 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' - ReporterNews.com | Where do you stand? | Scoop.it
ACU alumn designs Texas home for 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition'ReporterNews.comThanks to television show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," one of those families this Christmas is living comfortably in a new home designed by Abilene Christian...
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Abilene, TX - Sportbikes.net

Abilene, TX - Sportbikes.net | Where do you stand? | Scoop.it
Just wondering if anyone from Dyess AFB/Abilene Texas happen to frequent here. I am hoping to find some other riders in the area so that I am not.
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Home sales down in Abilene

ABILENE - Homes sales were down slightly in September compared with the same month last year, with 113 homes sold compared with 116 a year ago, according to a monthly sales report from the Abilene Association of Realtors.
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Abilene construction: Wal's, VA and Big Lots

ABILENE - Commercial construction permit valuations for the City of Abilene total $25.9 million, up from $18.3 million for January-September 2010, according to the City of Abilene. ...
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Susan King Reacts To Wind Turbine Fire On Her Taylor County Ranch - KTXS

Susan King Reacts To Wind Turbine Fire On Her Taylor County Ranch - KTXS | Where do you stand? | Scoop.it
Susan King Reacts To Wind Turbine Fire On Her Taylor County RanchKTXSABILENE, Texas -- Texas State Representative Susan King is speaking out about the fire on her Taylor County ranch that was sparked by a wind turbine.
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West Texas Fair & Rodeo makes more money although paid attendance down

In his experienced view, Abilene's fair stacks up well. "Cleanest fair I've ever been in. Do you see any cigarette butts out there?" he said. "They do a heck of a job keeping it picked up.
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Wall Street Protest Spreads Nationwide - KTXS

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Wall Street Protest Spreads NationwideKTXSABILENE, Texas -- Two weeks ago a few college students rallied together on Wall Street, it has since grown into a nationwide movement.
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Rain Chances Going Up Through The Weekend - KTXS

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Rain Chances Going Up Through The WeekendKTXSABILENE, Texas -- After many days with nothing but a blue sky, rain chances begin to go up this week with more moisture around.
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Texas Democrats question abortion restrictions - ReporterNews.com

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New York Times Texas Democrats question abortion restrictions ReporterNews.com AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrats in the Texas Senate on Friday questioned whether proposed abortion restrictions are constitutional and whether they would make it more...
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Texas lawmakers still at impasse on road funding - ReporterNews.com

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Texas lawmakers still at impasse on road funding
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Democrats complain that the funding is only a quarter of the amount needed by roads statewide and that more money is needed for education.
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Congressional Democrats Push for Supreme Court Ethics Act

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Unlike every other federal judge in the United States, Supreme Court justices are exempt from the Code of Conduct for United States Judges, a binding code of ethics that ensures neutrality and transparency in our courts.

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Sales Tax Revenue Up For Texas, Lubbock in December 2012 - News/Talk 790 KFYO

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Sales Tax Revenue Up For Texas, Lubbock in December 2012
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“Strong sales tax collections continue in most major economic sectors in Texas,” said Texas Comptroller Susan Combs.
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Considerations In Home Remodeling | Abilene Texas Contractors ...

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Miss Frontier Texas pageant will show off western skills of competitors - ReporterNews.com

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Miss Frontier Texas pageant will show off western skills of competitorsReporterNews.comJoy Lewis/Reporter-News Morris and Mitchell, student-run Advertising and public relations agency members, gathered Monday to discuss plans for the Miss Frontier...
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Abilene woman makes soap for charitable causes - ReporterNews.com

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Abilene woman makes soap for charitable causesReporterNews.comTexas-themed soaps are available for sale at the Texas Star Trading Company in downtown Abilene.
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East Lake Road In Abilene To Remain Closed Most Of This Week - KTXS

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East Lake Road In Abilene To Remain Closed Most Of This WeekKTXSABILENE, Texas -- East Lake Road in Abilene will remain closed to through traffic for several days this week because of erosion caused by heavy rainfall over the weekend.
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Texas Drought May Persist Through 2020 - KTXS

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Texas Drought May Persist Through 2020KTXSABILENE, Texas -- Experts said the Texas drought could last through 2020, so what would this mean for Big Country agriculture?
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Brenham Oil & Gas Corp reports purchase of Dyess Oil Field, Abilene, Texas

menafn: Brenham Oil & Gas Corp reports purchase of Dyess Oil Field, Abilene, TexasOct 04, 2011 (M2 EQUITYBITES via COMTEX) --Brenham Oil & Gas Corp reported on Monday the completion of the...
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Abilene ALN apartments Sept. 2011

ABILENE - ALN has released the September occupancy and effective rent data for apartments in the Abilene market. Austin Real Estate article courtesy of NewsTalk Texas who writes for NewsTalk Texas. You can find the ...
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Entrust Energy Expands to More Texas Markets - MarketWatch (press release)

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Entrust Energy Expands to More Texas MarketsMarketWatch (press release)...
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