If I Were the Governor of Texas
We are at a critical moment in Texas’ history. This state requires a good governor who will lead all focused Texans in fighting poverty and advancing their tomorrow’s welfare as well as that of their children. If today I were the governor for Texas State, I would bring a lot of changes and improvements in the sectors of education, infrastructure, energy, and equal pay as explained below.
Currently, Texas based women get paid $8,000 per year than their male counterparts on average. As a result, the hardworking Texas women get affected in their ability to finance education of their children, purchasing cars, and saving money to use on retirement. I affirm that all people should be treated with equity and fairness regardless of their gender. As a governor, I will champion an Equal Pay bill in order to terminate inequality, prejudice, and discrimination faced by our women (Bruff 1369). Also, I will sign the Texas Equal Pay Act that will ensure that our women and men working in similar works earn equally.
The future of Texas depends on education, without education; no development is foreseeable. I believe that it should be a rule that education is a major key that every Texas child needs to avoid poverty. Research by The Learning Institute of Texas in 2014 shows that by 2020, more than 60 percent of Texas jobs will need education and skills training. Due to this, I believe our children should be exposed to high quality education system and at least acquire a diploma. In this regard, I would advocate for the lowering of college tuition fees to ensure that college education is accessible to even the poor Texans. I believe if this is done, we will add more money in our economy, increase family incomes, and create over 1Million jobs in our state.
As a governor, my first priority will be establishing a high-quality workforce by properly investing in our State’s human infrastructure. However, I will also have to secure Texas’s physical infrastructure in order to attract more business investors in our state. All farmers, big and small companies, or factors workers know that Texas is sitting on its economic growth potential due to the current leaders’ inability to support water and transportation systems. Selfish leaders are thwarting Texas’s economic growth. Texans are spending approximately $6,000 of their incomes on wasted gas while stuck on traffic in repairing their damaged vehicles by our roads each year. I will allocate sufficient budgets in the transport and water sector so as to launch new water projects sufficient for our peoples’ needs.
Texas is a State rich with energy resources, that if properly used can help in boosting our infrastructure, building our educational institutions, and creating thousands of employment opportunities to our people. If I were the governor, I would ensure that all our energy partners in the oil and gas sector and solar and wind sector receive enough support they require in order to succeed (Maxwel). I would always act towards ensuring that Texas energy sector thrive in innovation and technological disruptions- all aimed at lowering energy bills incurred by Texan families and also building the long term success of the State.
In conclusion, I would fight for our hardworking Texans throughout my term and ensure that I leave a track record and a legacy to reckon by all people in the next 100 years to come. No Texan will be left behind; all people will feel valued in the State.
Bruff, Harold H. “Separation of Powers Under the Texas Constitution.” Tex. L. Rev. 68 (1989): 1337.
Maxwell, William, Ernest Crain, & Adolfo Santos. Texas politics today 2009-2010. Cengage Learning, 2009.