By the time it's put into practice, even a basic city ordinance can become complex and confusing.
Texas Public Radio’s Eileen Pace reports such is the case with the New Braunfels “Can Ban” that prohibits tubers from taking disposable containers onto the water, which is now in the hands of the state’s 3rd Court of Appeals.
On Friday U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas visited the Capital Factory, a startup business incubator in Austin, to make a speech opposing net neutrality, calling it “Obamacare for the Internet.” Last week President Obama called for more regulation of Internet service providers to prevent them from providing preferential access to some companies. Cruz argued that regulating the Internet will still end up favoring large companies with armies of lobbyists.
Texas attorney general Greg Abbott will be the next governor of Texas, ushering in a new wave of Republican leadership across the state. Abbott won yesterday’s election by a margin of 20 percentage points over Democratic candidate Wendy Davis.