The frantic last week before Tuesday’s primary election has been a truly rich pageant of WTF in Texas politics. Just this morning Barry Smitherman promised to fight border crime by cracking down on jaywalking in South Texas.
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Patrick’s bill, SB1410, would create what he calls the Texas Equal Opportunity Scholarship Program. It’s the largest voucher program in any bill filed this session, offering private school vouchers for at-risk and low-income students, with a priority for kids in low-rated schools.
Eddie Lucio Jr. sounded genuinely concerned about a school voucher bill up for discussion this morning. And he would have sounded even more genuine if he hadn’t told a newspaper—just last week—he was interested in filing a bill to create state-funded private school scholarships.
The members of the Texas Senate have long thought of themselves as the adults in the Texas Capitol. Their counterparts in the House, relative adolescents prone to frequent outbursts and mess-making that must be put in order.