To understand the inner workings of the Texas Legislature and how it executes its operations to pass laws that govern our everyday lives requires an awareness of the process and the outcome. Whether heavily involved in politics or on the fringes, realizing that what takes place in the Texas Capitol will now and in the future impact your life, makes politics important.
Today at Noon the 83rd Legislative Session begins. Convening every other year, the Texas Legislature meets for 140 days unless called into a special session (Texas House of Representatives–Frequently Asked Questions). This constitutional requirement can assume that the less time representatives spend deciding how the government will “govern,” the more freedoms Texans maintain.
Tomorrow the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s 11th Annual Policy Orientation will also starts its conference that lays the groundwork on the issues and how to address them in a fiscally responsible manner. Liberty’s Generation Blog will live blog during this event on some of the key issues related to energy, government spending, federal assistance, school choice, immigration, media, and education. For an overview of the Orientation’s Agenda, click here.
Staying informed, knowing the issues, and responding in a way that maintains principles leadership and citizen’s liberties will maintain a strong state and nation. I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. – Thomas Jefferson