Wednesday, February 26, 2020

#TXLEGE: Bettencourt calls Legislators' Bluff re: TRS

"Because of the transgression of a land, many are its princes;
But by a man of understanding and knowledge
Right will be prolonged."
Proverbs 28:2

A couple weeks ago, we wrote a commentary for Texas Scorecard about the TRS scandal.  We still recommend reading the whole thing.  But the TL,DR version is that legislators who were howling in alleged outrage were a bunch of liars who've never lifted a finger to prevent this sort of scandal in the first place.

Now, however, it looks like they'll have an opportunity to put our money lobbyists' money their money where their mouth currently resides:

Good for Paul Bettencourt. Somebody has to step up. Not surprising that it's him.

Unfortunately, wish Bettencourt luck...cuz' he's gonna need it.

We can pretty much guarantee one of two things will happen:

  • A bill passes the Senate to die in the house.
  • The bill gets gutted in the house and is basically toothless in the end.
But the odds of a strong bill surviving the legislative process are basically zero.

Still, kudos to Bettencourt for forcing the issue at all.

Bottom Line: It's LONG past time for legislators to put up or shut up on this topic.

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