Let’s talk about this, please
Re: “Democrat specifics legislative technique — Residence leader desires to leverage GOP bills to advance party’s agenda,” Wednesday news story.
I just about did a spit take with my morning coffee when I study Fort Worth GOP Rep. Charlie Geren’s quote “To speak about political contributions and votes in the very same conversation, I just have a dilemma with that.”
What? Is he afraid of saying how substantially his vote expense?
John Igou, Dallas/Parkdale
Business enterprise courts a great thought
Re: “Texas demands its personal specialized organization courts — Corporations’ disputes ought to be heard in timely, knowledgeable manner,” by Jason Villalba, Tuesday Opinion.
As Villalba, a former state representative, mentioned, “We have specialized loved ones courts, probate courts, municipal courts and justice courts, amongst other individuals, that make certain that your dispute will be heard by the most competent and capable arbiter accessible.”
That is a robust endorsement for creation of a specialty organization court in Texas. We concur with that assessment.
Proposed legislation would make certain fair access to our courts and bring Texas in line with a expanding quantity of states with specialty courts for organization-to-organization situations.
Our state’s organizations, the job creators and financial backbone of our state, deserve consistency and clarity that could enable provide quicker resolution to lawsuits with fewer litigation fees.
Creation of a specialized organization court and appellate court would make certain organization situations and board governance matters get the experience of specialized judges to hear these complicated situations, even though guaranteeing all Texans continue to have access to courts for genuine situations of private injury, wrongful death, loved ones law and other nonbusiness matters.
Texas lawmakers really should help these commonsense proposals.
Roger Borgelt, Austin
Chair, Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse
Reagan not the icon …
Re: “Connally helped to prolong ordeal — ‘History demands to know this occurred,’ ex-official says of work against President Carter,” Wednesday news story.
Several conservatives have a prevailing myth that President Ronald Reagan was a “model conservative” who accomplished “peace via strength” and scared Iran into releasing the hostages. This was not the case. As an alternative, he undermined the president of the United States in hostage negotiations at the expense of American citizens.
Probably we shouldn’t be shocked, given that shortly soon after he undermined the U.S. Congress by promoting weapons to Iran to fund far-correct Nicaraguan counterrevolutionaries. Probably that was Iran’s reward?
Far from the paragon of conservatism, these actions constitute higher treason. He aided and comforted our enemies (Iran and the Contras) for political get. Although perhaps that is the paragon of conservatism, given that quite a few conservatives similarly worship the Confederacy and the former president.
Thomas Urech, Plano
… Some believe he is
One more instance of elected politicians picking out tribalism and self-aggrandizement more than nation. What traitors!
Ramon Miguez, Dallas
Superior than lobbyists
Re: “Make our little ones a priority,” by Mac Hopkin, Monday Letters.
With respect to the suggestion that public college students in Texas will need lobbyists, I posit that our students have anything far better: Every student presumptively has two parents and a variety of aunts and uncles, all of whom really should workout their correct to vote each election.
By carrying out so, these voters can elect legislators and executive officers who will make certain that our schools are nicely-funded, will enable every single college district to stay beneath nearby manage, will trust teachers to pick the books their students study and will not commit a single cent on private schools.
The energy lies with registered voters — if only we would workout the very same to help the public schools our students deserve!
David Carlock, Dallas/Greenway Parks
Welcome, PolitiFact, but …
PolitiFact sounds like a advantageous addition to our paper. Accurate information are tough to come across these days simply because they are hidden beneath the subterfuge of irrelevant smoke and mirrors.
There is a query about PolitiFact. Will it be utilised for each Republicans, Democrats and all articles, or just particular ones?
There is currently a a single-sided view presented every day and we will need all sides represented given that our nation nonetheless has cost-free speech and freedom of believed.
Diana Heald, Richardson
Barkley’s sensible observation
I‘m in my 80s, an avid sports fan, adore March Madness and faithfully maintain my brackets up to date. Of all the discussions involving games, the truest comments came this year from Charles Barkley. To paraphrase, he opined that the age guidelines will need to be tightened.
There are college-age players vs. males who are 25-27-plus. How unfair!
Of course the portal is fundamentally to blame. Are they students or merely journeymen basketball players hunting for a shot at the NBA? A cap demands to be place in spot with couple of exceptions.
Judith Yaksick, Dallas/Northwood Heights
Do not overlook help employees, as well
Re: “Texas teachers overdue for a raise,” by Dave Lieber, March 17 Metro & Business enterprise column.
Thank you, Mr. Lieber, for your impassioned plea and sensible request that Texas provides teachers a raise. But do not overlook about the paraprofessionals or help employees that enable make the college run smoothly.
With no particular-education paras, who are paid hourly and could make extra at a rapid-meals restaurant, to the front workplace paras, also hourly, to the bus drivers, cafeteria workers and so on, the schools would merely not exist.
It is not just teachers who are not getting paid commensurate with the outdoors globe. Texas demands to commit a portion of that $33 billion on education.
Irma Myers Donihoo, Plano
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