Shared by Penny Nance in the e-mail, not because you couldn't be on her e-mail list too if interested, but because it's a good example of positive, proactive, hopeful "conservative" thinking on an issue that...before you scream "Thirty-five hundred identified kits?", you need to know that there are almost twenty-eight million people in Texas.
God Bless Texas
Texas is a good example of a state that is proactively looking for ways to eliminate their “sexual assault DNA kit” backlog.
In 2013, the Department of Public Safety reported 20,000 untested rape kits. Lawmakers quickly acted to provide $11 million to address the issue.
Still, more than 3,500 of those identified kits remain untested — meaning they haven't been analyzed in more than five years.
So, a new bill HB 1729, would give those applying or renewing their driver’s license an option of donating $1 or more to help with the backlog.
There’s a cause I’d like to support!
This is the type of outside the box thinking we need to help with and put an end to the backlog forever.
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Giving people a choice of which social issues they want to fund, rather than setting up a big ongoing tax fund that may keep sucking money for fifty years after the original need has expired, is one way to prevent a democratic society from going Broke...