July 17, 2012
One way or another, folks should be forgiven for expecting a well-deserved break. But the news keeps coming. Last week, the Governor suddenly and arbitrarily declared he wants to turn his back on billions of dollars that could be used to save taxpayer money, boost Texas’ healthcare economy and keep folks healthy.
The Speaker of the Texas House came out in support of ending budget diversions and creating fiscal honesty — the same stuff that I’ve been working on since I was elected to the Texas Senate. That’s a big deal and a positive sign of progress with what I’ve been calling my Honesty Agenda.
And lawyers for the state headed up to Washington D.C. to defend a law that wrongly makes it harder for some Texans to do their duty as citizens and vote.
That’s a lot to deal with. I’m sure we’ll be working on it all, debating it all and trying to fix it all for the next several months and through next year’s legislative session.
But I’m not going to add to your mid-summer burden today. So I’ve done you a favor and held off writing anything more for this week’s Watson Wire.
You can thank me later.