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.
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.
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.
Given the facts, it should not surprise anyone that Texans are losing faith in the death penalty. We like solutions that work. Capital punishment does not work, and that may be why Texas’ death penalty is in a steep decline.
A low teacher-to-student ratio, along with a personalized plan for social and academic reform, helps students become successful.
The invitation could not have been lovelier. The Texas State Legislature wanted to honor me. When
Unexpected medical bills can drive families into bankruptcy even if they are insured, but it doesn’t have to be like this.
Our desire to find an effective therapy for our son's disease proved to be a long, frustrating process — not because of his physician but because of an insurance company practice called step therapy.