Texas marked the beginning of a new era Tuesday with the inauguration of Greg Abbott as governor. But with a new governor come fresh priorities, and Governor Abbott has his work cut out for him.
The governor's inaugural address outlined his goals for Texas. His aspirations are high but the problems facing our state require the serious solutions.
Texas is growing by over 1,000 people a day and our highway system has not kept up with the growth. We must have a plan for water that supplies our metropolitan areas and is fair to the ag producers who are vital to our economy. Our schools must be robust and capable of meeting the demands of a 21st century workforce that maintains our state as an economic leader.
I agree with Governor Abbott's goals and I challenge him as well as our legislators to work together to keep our state great. As Governor Abbott said in his address, "As goes Texas, so goes America, and as goes America, so goes the world."
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