The state’s long-term water plan formally recognizes that meeting future water needs will require the “voluntary redistribution” of water rights; in other words, trade. Yet current water regulations can make it difficult to transfer ownership of water even when there is a willing buyer and seller.
While Texans should retain the right to sue when they have valid hail damage claims that aren’t being resolved, state law should be reformed to remove the incentives for protracted litigation.
Buying a car isn't easy, and the law in Texas doesn't make it any easier.
Localities have the authority to regulate the vehicle-for-hire business because it was granted to them by the state, but the Legislature has shown a willingness in the past to take back that authority where it has been abused.
With hotels and bed-and-breakfasts to feeling the heat of the "sharing" economy, some cities are making a big mistake trying to regulate short-term rentals out of existence.
In Texas, the process for deciding how to best funds from the Deepwater Horizon disaster settlement has been transparent and geared toward projects that have a broad public benefit.
When regulation becomes so pervasive that you can no longer tell where government stops and the private sector begins, you can't count on either to serve the public interest.
Texas has shown that a free-market, light-touch regulatory approach works best for both businesses and consumers. It's time we applied the same approach to insurance.
There is a way for Texas to buy more time to respond properly to the Clean Power Plan without risking its independence or its economy.
Many Texans are locked out of careers because they cannot afford to give up the time and money it takes to get licensed.
It's long past time for state lawmakers to update Texas' antiquated liquor-sale laws, which serve little purpose other than to constrain competition and favor entrenched interests.