At some point, you can’t let the kids make decisions, there has to be a grown-up in the mix. It looks like Austin, Texas might finally have reached that point.
The city is relatively safe, although homelessness and trash are a problem. But in response to the waves of protests across the country and a few incidences in town, the Austin City Council voted to slash the city’s police budget by $150 million, or about one-third.
Governor Greg Abbott and State Attorney General Ken Paxton think that is the exact wrong approach, and have decided to do something about it.