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The Baddest Bills

by Daniel Setiawan | Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 20:09 CST
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hot list: day 137

Day 137 of the 82nd Texas Legislature LINE OF THE DAY “Men, if you don’t stand up for us today, you don’t walk in this chamber tomorrow.” Rep. Senfronia Thompson, D-Houston, in response to a sexist flier that circulated in … Read More

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Day 135 of the 82nd Texas Legislature LINE OF THE DAY “It’s been on life support for a while now. We pulled the plug on it. It’s dead.” Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, on the sanctuary city bill Democrats successfully … Read More

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hot list: day 133

Day 133 of the 82nd Texas Legislature LINE OF THE DAY “They’ve been slicing and dicing and attaching all kinds of dead bills to it,” Luis Figueroa, staff attorney for MALDEF, on SB9, the “Frankenstein” homeland security bill. FLOOR PLAY … Read More

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You Have the Right to Noodle

While the majority of the Senate members were caucusing over the budget this afternoon, a few Senators were discussing a bill which would make it legal to hand fish for catfish. The sport called, “noodling” is a long-time tradition and … Read More

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Hot List Day 129

Day 129  of the 82nd Texas Legislature LINE OF THE DAY “Sanctuary cities is dead in the Senate.” Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa after  senators unanimously voted to replace all the language in the House’s sanctuary city legislation, with language from … Read More

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hot list: day 127

Day 127 of the 82nd Texas Legislature LINE OF THE DAY “I’m afraid that this gambling issue is being raised and it could hold the schoolchildren of Texas hostage.” Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, on a new Senate subcommittee to … Read More

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Senate Votes to Tap Rainy Day Fund

Just as the Senate was set to adjourn today, chief budget writer Steve Ogden appeared on the floor with a bill to use $3.97 billion of the Rainy Day Fund to plug the budget hole for the current 2010-2011 biennium. … Read More

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