Do you like to dream? About what? We’d all like to live in a perfect world, but what if your idea of a perfect world was in stark contrast to my dream? Would we be able to give and take a little? Upon what are we willing to compromise?
Columns & Opinions
Name: Elizabeth Bickham
This week marked one of the first important procedural deadlines of the 87th Legislative Session: the bill filing deadline. Friday (March 12th) was the last day that members of the Legislature could file bills for consideration. As you can imagine, that resulted in a flurry of bill filings.
The state’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.8% in January, down a tick from December’s 6.9% rate but double the record low of 3.4% in May 2019. It is unclear what effect the mid-February winter storm had on employment, when power outages swept the state and many roads were impassable. We’ll find out next month.
The years after World War II were a time in which America had confidence in its abilities but looked with concern at the many challenges at home and overseas. Beauford Jester became governor in 1947 in an attempt to modernize Texas. Jester’s years as the thirty-sixth governor helped set the tone for the state in the years after World War II.