Thursday, May 12, 2005

Democrats Who Want to Gut Top Ten Percent

The vote on House Bill 2330 which would cap Top Ten Percent admissions at 50 percent of an entering class was a close one, 73-69. Since this is a Texas GOP priority, Speaker Tom Craddick (R-Midland) voted from the podium. Before Craddick became speaker that was a rarity seen as an unseemly raw exercise of power.. These days it's no surprise. What was a surprise were the votes or absence of a few Democrats.

Voting for the bill was Rep. Patrick Rose (D-Dripping Springs).

Inexplicabably absent for the vote were Rep. Al Edwards (D-Houston) and Rep. Alma Allen (D-Houston).