At first glance, it appears to be a thinly veiled political talking point aimed at smearing the border and immigrants, a message in support of the president's re-election campaign theme. But in the end, the only truly bipartisan element of the resolution passed by the Texas Senate addressed the need to treat immigrants with compassion and humanity.
Early voting is underway and by all accounts, there will be a surge in voter turnout. Those voters have a record number of candidates in local and statewide races to choose from. In a healthy democratic republic, this would be considered a good thing.
This proposal especially burns customers who invested in solar with the understanding that it would pay for itself through lower electricity bills. SEIA said more than half of current solar customers would lose 40 percent of their expected savings. Others would pay more for electricity than if they had never installed solar at all!
With the 2017 session fast approaching, it's time to tackle school finance issues head on and do something about high-stakes testing.
This incident is only one of many — and without doubt one of many more to come — that expose Trump's continuing candidacy as a dangerous farce that is as bad for Texas as it is for America as a whole.
If lawmakers want to reduce college tuition costs, we must first look to ourselves.
The state's approach to securing the border is the very definition of throwing money at a trumped-up issue that helps politicians win elections but serves no public policy purpose.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has woven a tapestry of small lies and half-truths into a full-cloth fabrication about immigration and the border.