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…

Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He is a native Texan, a graduate of Texas A&M, and an Eagle Scout. Previously, he has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine contributor, Capitol Hill staffer, and think tank vice president. Michael and his wife have three adult children, a son-in-law, and a dog. Michael is the author of three books, including "Reflections on Life and Liberty."


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