"Simply put, walls work and walls save lives," Mr. Trump said Tuesday as Republican lawmakers applauded. Texas democratic leaders called the President's statements about El Paso an attempt to fear monger.
President Donald Trump will travel to El Paso on Monday to hold a rally and make his case for building his border wall. But his visit could also boost Beto O'Rourke, as the former Congressman weighs a possible Presidential campaign.
Property tax and school finance reform have eluded state policymakers for decades. An effort for both fell short two years ago when tensions between the Senate and the House boiled over into fights, causing Abbott to call a special session to keep state government fully operational.