In passing sweeping anti-abortion legislation out a House committee tonight, Republicans stuck to their plan of muscling the bill through with as little drama as possible.
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Sudden pressure from Gov. Rick Perry has put budget negotiations on the rocks as lawmakers argue over $700 million for schools.
House members tried to make sure businesses got some money back from the state this session, passing a proposal to cut $667 million from the franchise tax.
While rain slicked the streets of Austin, lawmakers heatedly debated legislation that would use $2 billion from the state’s Rainy Day Fund to fund the state water plan, an increasingly urgent issue for lawmakers. But, after hours of stop-and-go debate, a procedural error derailed the legislation.
Angry debate erupted on House floor when Rep. Byron Cook allowed an amendment that would’ve gutted a previously-uncontested portion of the PUC sunset bill.