Mon Jul 1, 2013, 06:14 PM
TexasTowelie (35,076 posts)
Without a vote, Texas Senate recesses until next week
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Senate met for less than an hour to start a new 30-day special session to take up contentious abortion restrictions bill and other issues.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst gaveled in the chamber shortly after 2 p.m., issuing a warning that anyone making outbursts in the gallery would be removed.
The Senate was the scene of the filibuster and crowd outburst that stopped the abortion restrictions bill last week. Gov. Rick Perry immediately called a new session and pledged the bill will pass this time. The Senate gallery was full but calm Monday.
The House is expected to take up the bill first. The Senate has not yet planned a new hearing on the bill and went in recess until Tuesday July 9.
More at http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/headlines/20130701-without-a-vote-texas-senate-recesses-until-next-week.ece .
Okay, I was wrong!
Last week, I wrote a couple of comments saying that the special session would open between July 8 and July 10. How could I have made the obvious rookie mistake that our legislators will be collecting per diem for 8 days and probably won't be in the office for at least 4 of those days?
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Without a vote, Texas Senate recesses until next week (Original post)
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Mon Jul 1, 2013, 07:02 PM
mbperrin (7,672 posts)
1. So they wimped out and grabbed some money!
Sounds just exactly like some chickenshit bastids, all right, that want to shove women around, but are afraid to actually see or hear them.