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.
Students who enroll in the Texas State Technical College system range from recent high school grads to older folks who’ve been out of school for years. But all of the students are trying to learn skill sets to improve their career opportunities, and usually, make more money. Last year the Texas Legislature changed the way TSTC is funded—no longer would the school be funded based on how many students were at the school or how long they stayed—but rather, the school would be rewarded for how much alumni wages are above the minimum wage.
Governor Rick Perry is sending 1,000 National Guard troops to the border to aid in the surge of immigrants attempting to enter the U.S. from Mexico. Perry has accused the White House of not doing enough to solve the problem.
"I will not stand idly by while our citizens are under assault and little children from Central America are detained in squalor," Perry said.