Democratic candidates for Texas governor split on college tuition, toll roads, legalized marijuana

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    Democratic candidates for Texas governor split on college tuition, toll roads, legalized marijuana

    Marijuana legalization
    White, the son of the late Gov. Mark White, said he would favor letting voters decide whether to expand gambling. But he said he opposes legalizing pot. White said he favors decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana.

    Valdez said she favors legalizing medicinal marijuana.
    “If society is ready to accept otherwise, no problem,” she said of recreational marijuana.
    She also favored letting Texans vote on expanded gaming.

    Self-employed audio-video technician Joe Mumbach of Houston said he favors legalizing and taxing marijuana, which he described as less harmful than legal products such as alcohol and tobacco. He said he personally opposes casinos but would favor a vote.

    Certified financial analyst Adrian Ocegueda of Dallas, though, dismissed Payne’s appeals for marijuana legalization and expanded gambling as “simple solutions.” Leaders should study who could be hurt before they leap, he said. Ocegueda called for Democrats to take a broader look at tax reform as the solution to state funding shortages.

    Wakely supports marijuana legalization.

    He denounced unnamed Republicans in the Legislature as he responded to a question about how often, if elected, he would use the governor’s veto pen.

    “I personally don’t think you can negotiate with the state Legislature,” Wakely said. “So many of them are white supremacists. How do you negotiate with a white supremacist?”

    He said the power of the veto is the only way to negotiate with such people.

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