“To keep a good business climate, we need to make Texas an even better place to live, work, and raise a family.”
Texas has long been known as a business-friendly state. We need to keep it that way.
To keep our Texas economy strong, we must invest in our future.
Long-term prosperity means maintaining strong public schools, world-class universities, safe cities, and good infrastructure and transportation networks. It means insisting on high-quality medical care and clean air and water. It means promoting a generous and neighborly spirit that will attract growth and business.
That’s one reason John opposes bad legislation like the “bathroom bill.” That bill would not only hurt and stigmatize vulnerable kids (the most important reason to oppose it). It would also hurt Texas’s reputation as a welcoming state and a good place to relocate.
John’s belief in investing in the future is also why he doesn’t think we should have over $10 billion of unused tax dollars in the state’s Rainy Day Fund. Having a reasonable balance in this fund makes sense, but we have billions more in the fund than we should.
John favors steering several billion of those unused Rainy Day dollars to priorities that will grow our state, and make Texas a better place to live, work, and raise a family.
Texas has real needs – in public education, higher education, and infrastructure. We can’t neglect them if we expect to have a prosperous future.