We must give students not served by their public school, regardless of their reasons, another option. I want every student to love learning and wake up excited to go to school. A universal school choice program is just one solution, and I remain committed to many other reforms, like school finance and limiting unnecessary state mandates.
Enforcing immigration law is the responsibility of federal law enforcement, but that does not mean Texas officials should be limited to making a phone call and hoping federal agents show up in a timely manner. This session, the Legislature must give law enforcement officers the authority, under state law, to arrest, detain, and charge individuals who cross our Southern border illegally.
The time and money Texans expend on state-mandated inspection of passenger vehicles would be justifiable if they meant safer roads for us and our families. Unfortunately, they do not.