Weatherford Democrat

Top News

April 11, 2013

Estes bill to draw gun makers gets Senate’s OK

(Continued)

“I am really disappointed in the way some states are treating their job creators, like Beretta in Maryland and Magpul in Colorado,” Estes said.. “However, their loss is our gain.”

Estes said Texas has previously targeted aerospace and technology industries as business it wanted to attract.

Several Democrats questioned whether the bill was necessary considering the governor is already courting gun makers and has a Legislature-approved business incentive fund.

Sen. Royce West, D-Dallas, asked if Texas should be encouraging more grocery stores to open in the state.

“We have a lot of areas in the state without any grocery stores,” West said.

Estes said new gun factories could spur the sort of jobs and economic development that could encourage more grocery chains to open stores.

Text Only
Top News
Must Read
Top News
House Ads
AP Video
Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
Poll

The City of Weatherford is considering an ordinance that would ban smoking inside restaurants and enclosed areas where food is prepared, sold or consumed. Do you agree with this proposal?

Yes
No
Undecided
Don't care
     View Results