Counsel Should Delay Vote on Pension Plan

Turner’s Bum’s Rush on $20 Billion Pension Deal   For the last month Sylvester Turner has been negotiating in secret with the same employee groups that donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to his campaign over the future of their pension system.  No...
Tips for Straight Party Voting in Harris County

Tips for Straight Party Voting in Harris County

Those of you have who were regular readers of my column know that I am not a fan of straight party voting, on either side. But I must admit that when facing the longest ballot in the country, it is tempting in Harris County to hit the straight party button to avoid...
The Pension Amortization Scam

The Pension Amortization Scam

Fair warning: This post is going to get way off in the weeds of the complex math that defined benefit pension plans entail.  So if you are a mathphobe you may want to skip to the next item in your inbox.  Unfortunately, because defined benefit pension plans are such...
City Sales Tax Slide Continues

City Sales Tax Slide Continues

City Sales Tax Slide Continues The City of Houston got more bad news this week when the Texas Comptroller announced the City’s sales tax receipts for August were down again.  For the second month in this fiscal year (2016-17) the receipts were down by 4.5% compared to...
Bill King Blog is Back

Bill King Blog is Back

Many of you have asked me to put my periodic emails in a blog format.  So here it is.  Over the next several weeks I will be loading my past emails on this site and future emails will appear here at the same time they are sent to my contact list.