It Would be Best for Texans to Remove the Word “Disaster” From all Sections of State Law - Episode 80

It would be best for Texans to remove the word “disaster” from all sections of state law. Yes, that might be an overreaction to the perversions of state law that are currently happening, but trust me, you’d be better off if the word was nowhere to be found in state law.


Governor Abbott is using this pesky little exception made in the “Texas Disaster Act of 1975” and Democrats are using the exception for disasters that was inserted into the property tax reform bill. Both are using this word to punish citizens and grow the government.


There is also a very sad reality of how “disaster” is being abused. Our Republican Governor is perverting the law to increase his power, but Democrats, while using the law to hurt taxpayers, are seemingly acting within the authority that the law actually gives them. I don’t believe Paul Bettencourt and Dustin Burrows intended for this disaster exception to be able to be used for Coronavirus, but they couldn’t anticipate how much Abbott would harm taxpayers in the pursuit of unilateral power.


Today we discuss the danger of the word “disaster”, the abuses happening in both parties, and the incredible importance of passing the legislation that Bryan Slaton is filing next session.


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Luke Macias

Luke Macias is a Texas based political consultant who has helped elect the most conservative public servants across the state. He’s worked from the local level to statewide campaigns. He’s a full spectrum conservative who only works alongside public officials who will walk the walk, and not just talk the talk. Luke has been recognized as one of the most valuable consultants in Texas by Capitol Inside.