If HB 1774 and SB 10 are signed into law, they will only strengthen the hand of insurers in legal fights, threatening access to justice for policyholders who have been unfairly denied, delayed or underpaid on their property claims.
Because it’s important to keep local control of our local water board, we need honest and qualified board members who will be “squeaky wheels” for Tarrant Regional Water District taxpayers, not for Dallas businessman Monty Bennett or any other outside special interest.
An alliance between the Arlington Chamber of Commerce and the Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce focuses on social justice and economic opportunity. Other groups are targeted to join the initiative.
Texas’ solid financial position has begun to slip — at least relative to other states — so lawmakers should treat this year’s budget-writing process as a chance to shore things up. Pension liabilities are a dark cloud over the budget.
The biggest bills of this session are still pending — some moving rapidly, some stalled in dark corners of the Texas Capitol. The Texas budget is at the top of the list. The House and the Senate disagree on the numbers, as usual.
Trump is on schedule to produce a list of achievements in his first 100 days that he can point to as doing what he said he would do that got him elected. Resistance will continue, but perhaps with less fervor to just blindly oppose everything and pursue dead-end initiatives to somehow remove him from the job he won with those promises.
The Texas Senate and House of Representatives have passed 2018-19 budget bills that fall short of maintaining the state’s Medicaid program. Both houses should settle on a budget that continues to stabilize and improve Medicaid coverage and benefits for kids.
Little has been said about this silent epidemic that robs our children of the opportunity to learn. Now some legislators are taking note and suggesting a comprehensive approach to mental health and education.
As some Texas lawmakers push to gut our economic development policies, other states are falling all over themselves to out-compete Texas to land major industrial projects and the thousands of jobs that come with them.
New businesses like Airbnb offer low-cost ways to bring in revenue. And these kinds of opportunities help a lot of families make ends meet, especially in urban centers like ours where the cost of living can be steep. But the housing rental industry also affects neighbors and communities.