Adjutant General Thomas Suelzer addresses funding concerns while testifying before State Senate Committee on Border Security.
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Refusing to address property tax burdens in a real and meaningful way gives politicians ongoing talking points and a “problem” to solve, but it does nothing to help struggling Texans.
“Our obedience to the law is being leveraged against us.”
The committee will oversee both funding and policy relating to the southern border.
A lone Republican, State Sen. Robert Nichols, joined Democrats to vote against the bill.
Proposed legislation moving through the Texas Senate could make it harder for Democrats to thwart the Legislature by leaving town.
“House Bill 1387 … ensur[es] there are fewer barriers facing qualified individuals ready to help our children.”
The Senate sponsor of the Texas Pandemic Response Act substituted the bill with his own approach to emergency powers reform, which further speaks to the different approaches of the two chambers on the issue.
Ultimately, the measure passed by a vote of 18 in favor and 13 in opposition after being amended several times, altering the House’s approved version.
The Texas Pandemic Response Act was heard on March 11 in House State Affairs Committee. More than a month later, it has yet to move.