Refusing to address property tax burdens in a real and meaningful way gives politicians ongoing talking points and a “problem” to solve, but it does nothing to help struggling Texans.
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Given a “permission slip” by Speaker Phelan, State Rep. Philip Cortez was able to rejoin other absent Democrat lawmakers.
“There needs to be 76 members who decide who our next Speaker is, and more than 60 are not there.”
The resolution would strip chairmanships, committee membership, and seniority of those who break quorum.
Their cooperation for a special session is contingent on Phelan pledging to commit to operating the House of Representatives in specific ways.
Lawmakers express concern with constitutionality of Abbott’s veto of legislative funding, but he argues that both the Supreme Court of Texas and the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals have made it clear that he can.
Democrats and far-left line up in support of Deborah Peoples.
Which legislator(s) traded their cowboy boots for leis and went to Maui for a “legislative conference”? No one is saying.
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Texas politicians are not missing an opportunity to promote their positions on the contentious issue of gun control.