government shutdown http://ketr.org en Charles Elliott: Legislative districting methods contribute to gridlock http://ketr.org/post/charles-elliott-legislative-districting-methods-contribute-gridlock <p>Former A&amp;M-Commerce political science department head Dr. Charles Elliott says the way congressional and state legislative districts are apportioned is a major reason why we see the inability of our representatives to reach compromise.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 44787 at http://ketr.org Charles Elliott: Legislative districting methods contribute to gridlock Hall introduces bill to suspend salaries http://ketr.org/post/hall-introduces-bill-suspend-salaries <p>U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall, who represents the 4<sup>th</sup> Congressional District of Texas, introduced a bill on Oct. 2 that would suspend salary payments to officials elected to national office during the duration of the current federal government shutdown.</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 12:57:04 +0000 Mark Haslett 43723 at http://ketr.org Hall introduces bill to suspend salaries