The Texas House Budget Debate -- Night 1
If you were busy crashing a story for deadline (those presses have to run, don't you know?) or fell asleep (and who could blame you) or spent too much time last Friday night playing 'Word's with Friends' — here's everything you missed from about 10pm till debate ended just about 12:30am.
- First, Rep. Wayne Christian introduced a bill that would require universities that have 'Gender and Sexuality Centers' — places that provide community space and resource for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students; would have to provide equal funding and space for 'Traditional Family Values' centers.
- — danakparish (@danakparish)Fri, Apr 01 2011 20:30:04
- — TXPoliticsBlog (@TXPoliticsBlog)Fri, Apr 01 2011 20:56:50
- ... And then Rep. Christian introduced legislation that would require 10 percent of all college courses to be about 'Western Civilization.' Democrats took to the back mic to find out what qualifies as 'Western Civilization,' and it was all downhill from there.
- — BenPhilpottKUT (@BenPhilpottKUT)Fri, Apr 01 2011 20:39:332nd-still being debated-would mandate schools have no less than 10% of courses offered provide instruction in Western Civilization. #txlege
- — RepJoeDeshotel (@RepJoeDeshotel)Fri, Apr 01 2011 20:57:33Christian has another unfunded mandate. Requiring unnecessary report on average student loans to the Gov and lege. #txlege
- — Amreeder87 (@Amreeder87)Fri, Apr 01 2011 20:46:05Rep Anchia points out if Rep Christian can't define Western civilization how are colleges supposed to interpret this political move? #TXLege
- — haaspolicy (@haaspolicy)Fri, Apr 01 2011 20:45:28
- — MeanRachel (@MeanRachel)Fri, Apr 01 2011 21:14:34
- — AustinPolitics (@AustinPolitics)Fri, Apr 01 2011 20:41:35
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