April 17, 2007
TDEx fallout

Big Governor may be watching, but it looks like DPS may be about to get into his way. According to the Observer, Rep. David Swinford has agreed to amend HB13, the Homeland Security/border security bill that Governor Perry is pushing, to move the TDEx database under the control of the Department of Public Safety, where it belongs. I'm still not that comfortable with the idea that this thing exists, but if it must, then at least it's now a law enforcement tool, which should allow for some oversight. The Observer has more here and here.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on April 17, 2007 to That's our Lege