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Inside Houston’s First Anti-Human Trafficking Strategic Plan

Posted on · It’s no secret that there’s a problem with human trafficking in Greater Houston, and that practice can increase around big events such as Houston’s upcoming Super Bowl. To deal with the problem, the City of Houston has recently announced its first Anti-Human Trafficking Strategic Plan. But what does the plan look like, and what does it […]

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Houston’s New Special Advisor: We Can End Human Trafficking

Posted on · It’s no secret that Houston is a hub for human trafficking – so much so that, about a year ago, the City of Houston established the Mayor’s Human Trafficking Task Force to combat this issue. Then, last month, Mayor Annise Parker went one step further by appointing the city’s first human trafficking advisor, Minal Patel […]

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Houston’s Revenue Cap and Cameron Esposito: Friday’s show (July 17, 2015)

Posted on · When Bill White was mayor, Houstonians approved a cap on the amount of revenue the city of Houston can amass each year. While the cap — tied to the combined rates of inflation and population growth — is designed to encourage fiscal responsibility, it’s placed the city in a bit of a bind, forcing property tax […]