It's well intentioned, but we think it's misguided. If the state has additional funds available that would be used to offset this tax credit, then it ought to be used to fulfill its constitutional mandate to fund schools adequately.
The search for static security - in the law and elsewhere - is misguided. The fact is security can only be achieved through constant change, adapting old ideas that have outlived their usefulness to current facts.
Customers with this equipment can go to the Web site and set thresholds for their heat and air conditioning needs at different times of day -- to turn the (air conditioning) on a half hour before they arrive home, for example,
We are confident that when we convene for the upcoming special session, we will meet the threshold of the Texas Supreme Court in solving the public school finance, and we are looking forward to working closely with the governor and lieutenant governor on this issue.
I think the most important point of this preliminary study is that obese individuals may have a lower threshold for pain [possibly due to chronic inflammation associated with obesity], which is not evident if we rely solely on self-report of pain.
I don't think, even with the economy a bit better, that we've crossed the inflation threshold. But we're operating pretty near full potential and that is why the markets are so sensitive to these economic news events.
If a 92-page tax swap is a necessary prerequisite for accomplishing what the public really wants the Legislature to do, then we've completed it. Now we must get started on the required course work for this session — providing additional funds to public schools so that they have the resources to fully fund existing proven programs, providing teachers with a pay raise, and providing smaller classes and up-to-date technology.