Texas Gov. Rejects Common Sense Reform

by , Adam Fogel // Published May 29, 2007
Patrick Michels of The Texas Observer has a great blog post on Texas Governor Rick Perry's veto of legislation that would have mandated that the Texas Department of Criminal Justice inform individuals who have been released from prison that their voting rights have been restored. This common sense legislation (passed with over 80 percent support in both chambers), has no fiscal impact and is an important step in returning civil rights to people who have served their debt to society.

Michels suggests that Gov. Perry vetoed the law for partisan reasons--what do you think? Is the governor playing politics with civil rights or he is doing what he thinks is right?