Governmental Affairs Articles and Information

Treasury Bills Rates Peak Since 2008

Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills rose in Monday's auction to their highest levels in more than nine years. The Treasury Department auctioned $48 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 1.830 percent, up from 1.760 percent last week. Another $42...

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Rent Rebate Raises Questions

A rescinded attempt to encourage voting in this year’s Kerrville city elections has raised issues about whether offering rent rebates for casting ballots could violate state bribery laws. In the March 2018 community newsletter for The Meadows Apartments — a senior...

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Gravel Mining Unearths Neighboring Resident Concerns

About a hundred people gathered at the Hill Country Youth Event Center on Thursday evening for a town hall to discuss gravel mining operations along the Guadalupe River. Two years after a similar event was held in connection with the Martin Marietta mining operation...

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Gas Tax Need-To-Knows

The U.S. Chamber has long believed that implementing a modest increase in the motor vehicle fuel user fee (also known as the gas tax) is the simplest, fairest, and most effective way to raise the money that America needs to fund critical upgrades to our roads,...

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Transatlantic Trade Powers Prosperity

While the rise of emerging markets from Asia and Africa to the Americas has captured attention in recent years, it’s easy to overlook that the United States and the European Union remain the world’s largest — and in many ways, most prosperous — economies. What’s more,...

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Kerrville City Council Forum: Water Vs. Housing

Approximately 120 people gathered in Schreiner University’s Event Center on Thursday evening to hear the five city candidates make their cases for election on May 5. Walt Koenig, president and CEO of the Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce, moderated the 90-minute...

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Kerrville 2050 Open Houses

There will be two opportunities for the public to provide input on the Kerrville 2050 Comprehensive Plan, according to the City of Kerrville. Open houses for the comprehensive plan are scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday and from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday. Both open houses...

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