The Texas Constitution requires the Legislature “to establish and make suitable provision for the support and maintenance of an efficient system of public free schools.” The state has the authority to create additional education programs that complement its constitutional mandates, including school choice.
Despite politics and moral beliefs, it is undisputed that abortion is a medical procedure and is a necessary component of reproductive health care.
Dogs may be dumb animals to some, but to many people they are family; to an older, lonely, person, a dog might be the only friend. Our legislators owe these family and friends some protection.
Despite failed efforts to scale back the Hazlewood Act last session and the Supreme Court's validation of that benefit for veterans, there are whispers around the Capitol of renewed efforts to scale it back.
Beyond his bullish stance on domestic energy production and proven management prowess, energy secretary nominee Rick Perry’s philosophy about the role of government in general will be a shot in the arm for America, which has been bogged down for too long by bureaucrats and over-regulation.
A low teacher-to-student ratio, along with a personalized plan for social and academic reform, helps students become successful.
State government will close its doors on Thursday, August 31. The only way those doors will open the next day is if the Legislature can pass a budget that is certified to balance by Comptroller Glenn Hegar and signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott. While an early start to the Labor Day weekend might sound good to students, failure is not an option.
Unexpected medical bills can drive families into bankruptcy even if they are insured, but it doesn’t have to be like this.
One third of annual local taxes raised to operate Austin ISD are actually diverted to recapture payments. Massive increases in local property tax proceeds serve populations in other parts of the state. Meanwhile, the state reaps the benefit while reducing its own financial responsibilities.