A danger and stain on Texas & Republicans: Not fixing and limiting Disaster Act powers – Pratt on Texas 7/6/2023

The news of Texas covered today includes:

Our Lone Star story of the day: Republicanism is about dispersing power and opposing its concentration in any one person or institution – so why have Texas Republicans, from legislators to the governor to Supreme Court justices, punted so often and been afraid to act on the clear wrongs in the Texas Disaster Act? Is it political cowardice, ignorance, or a desire to have such power? No matter the answer, we are not well served by all the dancing around the fundamental problems shown by Abbott’s use of the Disaster Act, for many years, to amass centralized power.

Brad Johnson, of The Texan, covers this issue as well as it has been covered in: Constitutionality of State Disaster Powers Remains Unaddressed by Texas Supreme Court.

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Texas House Democrats take advantage of Republican inaction on property tax relief with their own vote-buying plan that will get good press. It’s an effective campaign strategy except for one thing: Renters, as a cohort, don’t vote in nearly as significant numbers as do homeowners.

And, other news of Texas.

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