Governor-elect Abbott’s 12 minutes with the press gave us a clear insight into his plans for his term in office.
Is it to improve Texas education (46th of 50 states in spending per student in the union, source National Education Association)? Is it on poverty (at 16.2 percent, also 46th worst according to the U.S. Census)? Is it on the Texans with no medical insurance (50th worst according to the Texas Medical Association)?
No, his priority is on passing open carry laws. Exactly what we need, guns on full display in our grocery stores, parks, theaters and restaurants.
An absolute disgrace. It promises to be a long four years, indeed.
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— Clive Lane, Grapevine