(Patrick Michels)

Observer Podcast Episode 24: Texas After the 83rd Legislative Session


Texas State Capitol in Austin, Tex.Well we’ve been covering it for months but the 83rd Texas Legislative Session has come to an end, sort of. Governor Rick Perry has called a special session to deal with some unresolved business including redistricting maps initially and, after a call to add them to the special, abortion and legislation that would establish a sentence of life with parole for 17 year olds who commit capital felonies. But a budget has been agreed upon. Changes have been made. Legislators were thanked for their leadership and all of this has us wondering. Is Texas better off now than it was two years ago?