This commentary originally appeared in the Austin American-Statesman on February 17, 2015.
The makeup of Texas government shifted dramatically during the last few months. A wholesale change in statewide officials and legislators has made the climate in Austin significantly more liberty minded.
While this shift came about by the will of a significant majority of Texans, not everybody is happy with it. And many of them are now in Austin seeking to maintain the status quo.
Peacock is the vice president for research and director for the Center for Economic Freedom at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.