Federal Lawmakers Promote Local Compromise on Wright Amendment
- Sen. Carona discusses transportation issues for next session. Wimmer, Leslie // Fort Worth Business Press;2/11/2008, Vol. 21 Issue 6, p4
The article reports on the important legislative issues discussed by Republican Texas Senator John Carona of District 16 at the Tarrant Regional Transportation Coalition's meeting in Fort Worth, Texas on February 6, 2008. The legislative issues included regional rail, Tower 55, Texas...
- Wright Amendment gets right resolution. // Fort Worth Business Press;10/9/2006, Vol. 19 Issue 41, p39
The author comments on the passage of legislative bill that aims to abolish the Wright Amendment. He commends Forth Worth City Mayor Mike Moncrief and Dallas Mayor Laura Miller for successfully negotiating with Texas airlines. Airline carriers consent to the 2014 abolishment of the Wright Amendment.
- Religious Right Roundup. Boston, Rob // Church & State;Jul/Aug2005, Vol. 58 Issue 7, p4
Focuses on the conduct of a bill-signing ceremony by Texas Governor Rick Perry at a Pentecostal church school in Fort Worth. Attendees of the gathering; Controversy surrounding the choice of location; Comment of the Americans United for the Separation of Church and State on the event.
- Transportation officials see success, frustration. Francis, Robert // Fort Worth Business Press;9/17/2007, Vol. 20 Issue 38, p8
The article reports that area transportation officials have seen some projects move into the fast lane in recent days even as they expressed frustration with the slow-lane progress of new funding mechanisms. A budget worth $500,000 has been dedicated for a Forth Worth highway study as part of a...
- State legislators discuss transit plans for 2011 session. WIMMER, LESLIE // Fort Worth Business Press;12/14/2009, Vol. 25 Issue 45, p9
The article reports on the transit plans for 2011 discussed by state legislators in Texas at a meeting of the 35W Coalition held on December 9, 2009. Fort Worth Transportation Authority President Dick Ruddell also announced plans for a new park-and-ride bus station north of the Interstate 35-W...
- Real Estate Council takes stand on transportation issues. Halsey, Susan // Fort Worth Business Press;2/11/2008, Vol. 21 Issue 6, p8
The author discusses the position of the Greater Fort Worth Real Estate Council on the critical issue of local and regional transportation and mobility. She presents facts about transportation and traffic congestion which make the issue an important factor that must be considered by the Council....
- Senate Bill 1253 a big win for Fort Worth, NCHA. Harrison, Sally // Fort Worth Business Press;6/12/2006, Vol. 19 Issue 24, p10
The article discusses the benefits of the Texas Senate Bill 1253 to the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA), and to Fort Worth, Texas. The legislation would add money for the shows of NCHA at Fort Worth, doubling funds to $2.4 million and having total payouts that exceed $8.5 million. The...
- Brimer, Davis face off in the upcoming State Senate race. WIMMER, LESLIE // Fort Worth Business Press;8/25/2008, Vol. 22 Issue 33, p1
The article reports that voters in Tarrant County's District 10 have two choices for their State Senate representative, Fort Worth City Council Wendy Davis and incumbent, Kim Brimer. Brimer, a Republican, will run for his fourth term as District 10 Senate representative. Davis, a Democrat is a...
- Group seeks smoke-free Fort Worth. Giddens, C.D. // Business Press;9/20/96, Vol. 9 Issue 21, p1
Focuses on Fort Worth Tobacco-Free Coalition's effort to beef up city smoking ordinance in place by the end of 1996 that would ban smoking in all enclosed public areas and severely restricting vending machine sales of tobacco products; Health risks posed by secondhand cigarette smoke.