The 81st Session of the Texas Legislature started four weeks ago, but you wouldn’t know it from the lack of activity on the House side the Capitol. Committees have not yet been assigned, which means no legislation, no debates, no hearings, no votes. But is that such a bad thing?
It certainly limits the mischief legislators can cause (legislatively, at least).
But it also means some critical priorities for Texas aren’t being addressed. And when the House does finally get down to business (the Senate is in full swing), the rush may allow some really bad legislation to escape notice.
One thing is certain: this is going to be a legislative session like no other…