Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The GOP's last-ditch Obamacare repeal bill may be the worst one yet

Michael Hiltzik-LA Times
The Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act is back, a zombie again on the march weeks after it was declared dead. The newest incarnation is Cassidy-Graham, named after chief sponsors Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.

Compared with its predecessors, the bill would increase the ranks of America’s medically uninsured more — by millions of people — cost state governments billions more and pave the way for the elimination of all protection for those with preexisting medical conditions."  Read more at LA Times.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Kim Olson, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Candidate

On Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, Texas Agriculture Commissioner candidate Kim Olson will be joining Llano County Democrats for breakfast at the Hungry Hunter Restaurant, at 702 W. Young St. (Hwy. 29) in Llano, at 8:30am.

Olson, a rancher from Mineral Wells, is a champion of public education,entering the public education field in 2007. Kim is a retired veteran with 28 years of military service. She is part of the first generation of female pilots accumulating over 4000 hours of flying time including combat zones such as Iraq. Kim retired in 2005 with the rank of Colonel.

Kim is dedicated to influencing the production of sustainable foods, improving markets for Texas produce, and encouraging rural and urban development that improves access to healthy foods.

“Colonel Olson is born to lead, inspire, and command,” says William Sessions, former Director of the FBI and U.S. District Judge.

Olson looks forward to sharing her message with all Texans regardless of political affiliation.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Lantex Theater Volunteer Consessionaires!

Llano County Democrats volunteered as a group to run the Concession Stand at the historic Lantex Theater in Llano. Linda, Franklin, Rickie, Dana, Lisa, Don and Beverly manned the stand for the Friday evening, Saturday matinee and Saturday evening shows.

We sure had a great time helping out the theater and relieving the lovely and talented manager Amanda of the stress of wrangling volunteers for the weekend!