As with any human endeavor, there will always be some bad actor out there that can provide fodder for anecdotal reports. But we don’t base public policy on anecdotes, we base it on facts — particularly when constitutional rights are at stake. That's the case with short-term rentals.
Under a practice called union "release time," government agencies allow public employees to be "released" from the jobs for which they were hired and instead be assigned to work for a private labor union. This is not only bad policy, it's also unconstitutional in Texas.
If the federal government can claim land along the Red River as public property without due process or lawful basis, then private property can no longer be considered a right for any Texan.
In a case before the Texas Supreme Court this fall, public schools will once again demand more government funding. But that’s not the solution to fixing our education system.