|Subject: Re: PolitiFact Texas Query (FOLO)|
|From: Catherine Frazier <email@example.com>|
|Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2010 16:03:40 -0500|
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We are reviewing Bill White's statement that Gov. Perry's proposal about denying driver's licenses to students if they are not working toward a high-school degree has been state law since 1989. This correct at all? I am hoping to write this today.
PS--We have this information from the TEA website indicating that students under 18 have to get a form signed by their school before they apply for a license:
Under age 18: Submit a Verification of Enrollment and Attendance (VOE) (CDD-104) form, or a letter from the school administrator as a substitute for the Verification of Enrollment and Attendance form. The letter must contain the same information as the VOE form.
NOTE: The VOE form verifies the applicant is enrolled in a public school, home school, private school or GED program. The VOE form is required for original and renewal applicants under the age of 18. VOE forms are valid for 30 days after issuance in the spring and fall semesters and for 90 days during the summer.
Then, from the TEA website, confirming that since 1989 a dropout cannot get a license:
My teen dropped out of high school and has been told that she cannot get a driver license until she is 18. Is that true?
Yes. A Texas law was passed in 1989, requiring that persons under 18 years of age must be enrolled and attending school as a condition of licensing that person to operate a motor vehicle. There was an exception: if the person had a high school diploma or a GED, the driver license could be issued.
Proof of enrollment and attendance at a school is established by the "Verification and Enrollment of Attendance ("VOE") form which the student can obtain from his or her high school. Additional information is available at www.tea.state.tx.us/safedriver/voe04.html
My son's high school won't give him a signed verification of Enrollment and Attendance (VOE) Form because they say that he missed too many classes. Can they do that?
Yes. The issuance or denial of the VOE Form is strictly a local decision, and districts (or schools) are permitted to impose conditions and restrictions on enrollment and attendance as they pertain to driver license eligibility. More detailed information is provided at www.tea.state.tx.us/safedriver/voe04.html
W. Gardner Selby Editor, PolitiFact Texas 512-445-3644
On 6/4/2010 4:17 PM, Catherine Frazier wrote:
In the excerpt below from the memo, Bill White explicitly highlights 2009 as the only time not to pursue cap and trade.
"Avoid during 2009 wading into the mire of cap-and-trade or user taxes on carbon before the new Administration and Congress has made progress on the above four items."
On Jun 4, 2010, at 2:47 PM, Gardner Selby wrote:
Far as I can tell, the November 2008 e-mail urges the incoming administration not to push cap and trade before succeeding on other energy-related fronts. Nowhere does the e-mail offer guidance on pitching cap and trade in its own right. Thoughts?
Is there separate evidence of White coaching Obama on how to sell cap and trade, as Perry puts it?
On Jun 4, 2010, at 2:35 PM, Catherine Frazier wrote:
Hey gardner -Below are links to material we've put out regarding this, including sourcing for the memo and statements made by the campaign.
On Jun 4, 2010, at 1:28 PM, Gardner Selby wrote:
Same question as below. Did Perry have any other basis for his statement?
wgsOn Jun 3, 2010, at 12:47 PM, Gardner Selby wrote:
In a May speech in Houston, according to the Houston Chronicle's politics blog (link below), Gov. Perry said: "My opponent (Bill White) in November of 2008 sent a missive to the White House, to President Obama-elect, and said, 'Here's how you need to sell cap-and-trade to the American people.' " I have the email to Rahm Immanuel. Is there additional information on this statement?
How did that email come to light?
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