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76th Speaker of the Senate Marcus Glass, left, poses with incoming 77th Speaker of the Senate Ava Blackburn.
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Members of the 2023-2024 Aggie Muster Committee pose outside the Jack K. Williams Administration Building. (Photo courtesy of Aggie Muster Committee)
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(Graphic by Ethan Mattson/The Battalion)
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Wohlgemuth a bad choice

When Aggies go to the polls March 9, they should shy away from Arlene Wohlgemuth. Wohlgemuth is no friend to A&M and has voted against students multiple times, voting for the bill to deregulate tuition and the appropriations bill cutting state funding.
Wohlgemuth was ranked twice, in 1997 and 1999, by Texas Monthly Magazine as one of the 10 worst Legislators. They said, “Arlene Wohlgemuth, whose name is enshrined in the legislative hall of infamy as the symbol of wanton, pointless destruction,” and “She violated the spirit of civility of the Legislature.”
Lastly, Arlene Wohlgemuth wrote the bill that cut over 100,000 low-income children of working parents from the health insurance roles. Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston, asked her, “You cut 130,000 kids off (the health insurance program). Are you proud of that? That we can fund roads and the governor’s program, but we can’t fund kids’ – poor kids’ – insurance? Are you embarrassed by that at all?”
“No, not at all,” Wohlgemuth answered, according to the San Antonio Express-News.
As a “symbol of wanton destruction,” and a fighter against poor children and university students, Aggies should unite against candidate Wohlgemuth.

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