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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:33 AM

Republicans lose supermajority in Texas House

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Republicans lost their 102-member supermajority in the Texas House early Wednesday, opening the door for Democrats to slow or block the majority's conservative agenda or demand compromise.

Democrats have won more than 50 seats in the 150-member lower chamber of the Legislature. That means Republicans can no longer suspend the rules to push through legislation over the objections of minority Democrats.

Last year, Republicans had enough lawmakers to form a quorum without any Democrat showing up for work. Now Democrats could shut down state lawmaking if they wished.

Democrats added seats mostly through redistricting, which occurs every 10 years when the new U.S. Census is released. Texas added more than 4.3 million people between 2000 and 2010 and 89 percent of them were minorities.



http://www.sfgate.com/news/texas/article/Republicans-lose-supermajority-in-Texas-House-4017513.php#ixzz2BhkTehKu

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loudsue Nov 2012 #1
defacto7 Nov 2012 #2
DCKit Nov 2012 #3
flygal Nov 2012 #4
Indpndnt Nov 2012 #5
SammyWinstonJack Nov 2012 #6
freshwest Nov 2012 #7
PDittie Nov 2012 #8

Response to RandySF (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:37 AM

1. It's traditionally called "Remember the Alamo"

You need to treat your neighbors well.

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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:38 AM

2. Congratualtions!



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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:20 AM

3. Damn, that's going to suck... for them. nt

 

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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:22 AM

4. Rec - good sign!

Yay for Texas DUers

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:27 AM

5. Good! They need to listen to us, now.

And it's only going to get more and more balanced as our demographics change.

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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:29 AM

6. rec!

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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:02 AM

7. Proud of you Texas Democrats! With more to come in 2014!



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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:41 AM

8. It ain't much, but it's somethin'

Truthfully the GOP over-reached in redistricting, which is why Dems won a few seats back (this does not diminish the efforts of those who campaigned hard and won, or even those who did not). Republicans also got more reactionary, as the article notes.

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