The Serious Stuff, the Loud Stuff, the Money Stuff: A Preview of the 87th Texas Lege

The Serious Stuff, the Loud Stuff, the Money Stuff: A Preview of the 87th Texas Lege

2021-ledge-sessionCome January of any other odd-numbered year, I’d use this space to rile you up about how crazy the upcoming regular session of the Texas Legislature was going to be. I would be doing so, in part, to try to get people to tune in. State government is where some of the most important decisions affecting our day-to-day lives are made—schools, hospitals, roads—but it competes for attention with, well, everything else, and there’s a lot of everything else this year. The fact that the Lege is a natural font of inanities and lunacy is helpful, in that respect, like a poisonous tree frog’s unmistakably bright colors. Here lies danger. But this odd-numbered year, things have flipped. An unprecedented level of insanity swept Washington, D.C., the…View Original Post

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