This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express News and in other Hearst Newspapers on July 1, 2019. Dear Mr. Premack: I just received a letter from Gov. Abbott saying the Democrats were pushing a law to make a state income tax. This is terrible. I don't want to pay a state income tax. Lack of state income tax is one of the benefits left to living in Texas. Why would the Democrats be pushing such a law? What can I do to stop the Democrats from achieving this crazy idea?