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  • mroper

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    The governor can't get rid of property taxes any way the Legislature has to do it. I think we should allow a limited number of Casino Licenses. That could offset some of the property taxes.
     

    wiredgeorge

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    Nothing like a sin tax to replace property taxes! Remember when the lottery was supposed to pay for things? Where does that money go? Probably hard to tell as it is the number one job of a government to disappear those dollars! Heck, legalize drugs, prostitution, et al. Then we would be in property owner heaven! ;-)
     

    Grumps21

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    Wasn’t the lottery supposed to go to the schools? It does, but they shorted the school funding to pay for other chit. On paper, they are doing what they promised. In practice, it’s a shell game. The schools are getting what they always have gotten, but through slight of hand the extra lotto proceeds are going somewhere else. That’s the way I understand it...
     

    popper

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    “thank you for your service” - yup, just like a hello.
    Huffines says he would solve the border problem, tax problems, etc - better than Abbott. Gov. can't do either. Too many 'promises' from him and West. Many don't like what Abbott has done, covid, border, etc but he has done all he can legally do with the information he had. I see Dems are using FBI to try to primary Cuello. Replace him with an immigration lawyer lady.
     

    wiredgeorge

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    I posted an article on the rain on Cuellar's home and campaign headquarters. Funny that Cuellar has stood up to Biden and called on him to end his open border policy. I think the Dem-swamp wants to put a far left progressive in his place but then I don't follow Cuellar all that much as he isn't my Congressional Representative.
     

    Rhino

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    If Huffines could give an explanation of how he's going to do away with property taxes, I'd be more likely to listen to him on everything else. So far that hasn't happened and I think it's impossible, so he's either blowing smoke or lying.
    Well, he can call special sessions and tell the Republicans to follow their party platform. I think that with an actual leader, unlike Gov Abbott, that someone like Huffines who could take the heat and keep some of the heat off of them, maybe even some of the RINOs would find the courage to try. Someone has to get the ball rolling, and Gov Abbott won't call special sessions for the most needed stuff... so why not give someone a try who says they will? Can't never could.
     

    toddnjoyce

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    Well, he can call special sessions and tell the Republicans to follow their party platform. I think that with an actual leader, unlike Gov Abbott, that someone like Huffines who could take the heat and keep some of the heat off of them, maybe even some of the RINOs would find the courage to try. Someone has to get the ball rolling, and Gov Abbott won't call special sessions for the most needed stuff... so why not give someone a try who says they will? Can't never could.

    The problem is that Abbot can keep the lege in special sessions ad infinitum, but he can’t force them to pass a bill. By design, the Lt Governor and Speaker have more power than the Governor has to get legislation done.

    Something as big as school funding reform that also results in property tax reform is going to also need the associated constitutional amendment process. While about 90% of TX amendments pass, this is one that’s going to be hotly contested.
     

    gll

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    The problem is that Abbot can keep the lege in special sessions ad infinitum, but he can’t force them to pass a bill. By design, the Lt Governor and Speaker have more power than the Governor has to get legislation done.

    Something as big as school funding reform that also results in property tax reform is going to also need the associated constitutional amendment process. While about 90% of TX amendments pass, this is one that’s going to be hotly contested.
    I'll no doubt be voting for Daniel Miller for Lt. Governor...
     

    Rhino

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    The problem is that Abbot can keep the lege in special sessions ad infinitum, but he can’t force them to pass a bill. By design, the Lt Governor and Speaker have more power than the Governor has to get legislation done.

    Something as big as school funding reform that also results in property tax reform is going to also need the associated constitutional amendment process. While about 90% of TX amendments pass, this is one that’s going to be hotly contested.
    But when he doesn't even try... it shows there's no desire.
     

    majormadmax

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    Honest question, as I didn’t serve…

    When people just go thru the motions and say “thank you for your service” without even knowing you or what you did, is the sentiment really appreciated?

    I hear people saying this all the time but to me it often just sounds cringey…

    To be honest, not for my Federal service as, like Todd noted, I was being paid to do the job.

    However, I am more receptive to it when it comes to the Texas State Guard, as service in that organization is for the most part unpaid. It is straight up volunteer work, and requires a lot of time and financial dedication (uniforms, gear, traveling to and from drill, etc.).

    It's not just one weekend of drill a month, I also spend at least an hour if not more a day answering emails, making calls, doing administrative work, etc.

    And our mission is to serve the citizens in Texas. Unlike our Army and Air National Guard counterparts, we cannot be Federally activated under USC Title 10. We belong solely to the Texas Governor and Adjutant General, and can only be employed by state authorities...
     

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