AUSTIN – Last night Senate Bill 715, or the Texas Annexation Reform Act, was filibustered in the Texas Senate past a key procedural deadline. The effect of the delay was to kill the legislation and continue the policy of forced annexation.
“Efforts to end forced annexation suffered a setback last night, but this issue is not going away," said James Quintero, director of the Center for Local Governance at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. "Texans across the state are outraged at being locked out of the democratic process and will continue to demand the right to vote on annexation.”
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James Quintero is the director of the Center for Local Governance at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas. The Texas Public Policy Foundation aims to advance a societal framework that effectively fosters human flourishing based upon cooperation and mutually beneficial exchange of ideas and speech.