Our Texas Constitution, Article 4, Section 8 authorizes the Governor to call a special session of the Texas Legislature “at any time and for any reason”. The Constitution does not require advance notice by the Governor, only that he stipulates the reason for the special session.
The Democrats’ health care bill will cost every American in critical ways. These reforms will add to the debt by more than a trillion dollars, increase health care costs, increase taxes, lead to loss of jobs, destroy the sanctity of life, and ultimately lead to rationing of care.
Beyond the limits of Rockwall, shopping center and store closures are signs of a shrinking retail market. Locally, sales tax remains steady, yet the evidence strongly suggests to me there will be big-box store vacancies coming our way.
What’s the point? The point is simple: all economic indicators and uncommon common sense warn us to be frugal, be wise stewards of tax dollars, avoid elaborate expenditures, preserve capital to be able to provide basic county services: justice and roads.
What’s the point? The point is this: courthouses are not happy places. Folks who lose their spouses, their children, their property and their freedom tend to be very, very unhappy. A juxtaposition of criminal courthouses and vulnerable populations of children is a really bad idea.
What’s the point? It is too costly, especially in light of an uncertain economical future.
What’s the point? We the People said ‘no’ and Commissioners Court acted contrary to the will of the voters.