Today, Wednesday, was slightly unconventional. After party platforms in the morning, everyone gathered to march united to the capitol. The march was festive and fun, featuring our Boys State band.
Governor run offs were decided as the two candidates for governor were narrowed down; one for each political party- Federalist and Nationalist. The general election is getting closer as we enter our primaries tomorrow. On Friday our Governor will be determined.
Once we arrived at the capitol, house and senate members got to talk with real Texas representatives! Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick spoke, offering words of encouragement and support, commending our efforts in attending Boys State, and our interests local and state government. Our media crew even had the opportunity to interview him. If you want to see the video footage visit YouTube and search Texas Boys State 2018 and choose the corresponding date- Wednesday. All of this week’s footage will be uploaded as its produced.
Legislation was just as interesting today. Some proposals from yesterday were finally passed, for example: the Texas Space Agency’s funding for the ‘Lone Star’, which I covered yesterday, as well as the new Ronald Raegan Space Station. Still on the topic of defense, funding was also allocated for war elephants, as well as their respective riders, weapons and gear. Considered more cost effective than heavy artillery, they would see use on the Texas borders within the following year.
The Whataburger Bill was passed as well. Whataburger was recognized as Texas’s official fast food restaurant and they would be allocated a tax-free holiday. The results were tweeted, and we received a reply: “Thanks” from Whataburger themselves.
Author: Isaac Moncrieft