Search found 3 matches

by TexasJohnBoy
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: 2017 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: 2017 Special Session called
Replies: 80
Views: 12940

Re: 2017 Special Session called

SewTexas wrote:
Flightmare wrote:
RPBrown wrote:Well, Straus strikes again. Seems the governors property tax bill was one that got left hanging in the special session and Straus closed it out early. When are they going to get rid of him?
I believe there is a republican caucus meeting this morning to discuss that. Unfortunately, I believe Straus has JUST enough republicans in his pocket to side with the democrats and retain his position. I hope I am wrong.

I saw some discussions about a "rule change" that would mean that just the majority party would vote for the speaker. That could actually mean that Strauss could be replaced. Not sure a rule change could happen though...
Careful what you wish for. We may not always be in the majority. I fear this with the simple majority vote for Supreme Court Justices now.
by TexasJohnBoy
Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: 2017 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: 2017 Special Session called
Replies: 80
Views: 12940

Re: 2017 Special Session called

SewTexas wrote:I learned today while watching the ethics committee that they can't raise $ while in Special session....Interesting. Also there's a rumor that Abbott is considering just stringing special Sessions together until the next election to keep them from raising money for their elections.
That would be really not smart. It wouldn't be hard to spin that in a really bad light...
"Greg Abbot is wasting your tax dollars with useless special sessions!"
by TexasJohnBoy
Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: 2017 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: 2017 Special Session called
Replies: 80
Views: 12940

Re: 2017 Special Session called

I'm all for property tax reform...

Return to “2017 Special Session called”