Winner of the “Most Frivolous Legislation Filed Yet” Award goes to Rep. Ryan Guillen (D-Rio Grande City). He wants to micro-manage college football schedules of Texas A&M and the University of Texas.

Mr. Guillen is a pleasant and affable fellow. Like me, he’s a graduate of Texas A&M. But unlike me, Mr. Guillen wants the legislature to require the Aggies and the Longhorns to play an annual football game.

I miss the A&M-UT match-ups as much or more as anyone… but a legislative mandate? Really? Maybe they should balance the budget without gimmicks first? Cut a few taxes? End a few regulations?

Since the Texas House won’t even correctly record its time in the House Journal, I’m pretty sure legislators shouldn’t be micromanaging anyone else’s schedules – football or otherwise.

Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He is a native Texan, a graduate of Texas A&M, and an Eagle Scout. Previously, he has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine contributor, Capitol Hill staffer, and think tank vice president. Michael and his wife have three adult children, a son-in-law, and a dog. Michael is the author of two books, including "Reflections on Life and Liberty."


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