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

A graduate of Texas A&M, former newspaper reporter, one-time Capitol Hill staffer, think tank vice president, and an Eagle Scout, Michael Quinn Sullivan and his wife have three children. He is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. Check out his podcast, “Reflections on Life and Liberty.”

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