Spellings: A changing paradigm for a changing state

Texas is a success story because we are never satisfied and always ready for what is next. Our innovation and focus created a robust economy, making Texas an inviting place for business and families alike to come, grow and pursue opportunity.

But even a glance at the future reveals the challenges that come with success: More students who need a good education, more cars and trucks on our roads, more demands on our health care system and our water supply. These are complex, lasting challenges — they are not easily solved within a political system driven by the tyranny of the urgent or the crisis du jour.

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