Well, the Texas Legislature pulled back from the edge of the precipice. The state legislature came very close to reducing Hazlewood Act benefits for Texas veterans and their children. I previously wrote about that effort to reduce benefits here and here. The Hazlewood Act allows veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to attend state colleges tuition free. If the veteran does not take advantage of the benefit, s/he can pass the benefit to his/her children. A couple of key members of the House realized that passing a bill that slashes that benefit the day before Memorial Day, when the state budget is enjoying such a large surplus, would generate very poor public relations for the state. I have to say, if we do not invest in our veterans and their families, what is worth some investment?

See Texas Tribune report.