It may surprise some, but Texas is widely viewed as a national leader on criminal justice reform. This year, state lawmakers have the ability capitalize on that success.
Texans shouldn't let the debate over contracting in state government overshadow the vital work of companies like 21CT, whose oversight of state programs has served Texas taxpayers well.
To build on the education reform successes of last session, Texas lawmakers this year should seek solutions that benefit all students — not divisive, silver-bullet proposals like school vouchers.
For Texas to remain one of the nation's high-tech leaders, we must actively work to build a science, technology, engineering and math workforce that better reflects our population.
The future is bright for the commercial space industry in Texas, but we'll need resources to help train Texans to fill jobs in this brand-new field.
Focusing on issues affecting citizens age 50 and up will be key to making this a great legislative session for Texas.
Opponents of education reform blocked several important measures in 2013, but they're not likely to have as much luck this year. The education reform coalition in Texas is bigger, more diverse and more galvanized than ever.