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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:06 AM

GOP loses supermajority in Texas House

http://www.chron.com/news/politics/article/GOP-loses-supermajority-in-Texas-House-4017935.php


AUSTIN - Texas House Republicans lost their supermajority in Tuesday's election but will hold on to solid control when a new legislative session opens in January.

Republicans opened the 2011 session with a 101-member supermajority and now account for 95 seats in the 150-member House. A two-thirds majority, or 100 votes, is needed to pass constitutional amendments or to create a quorum necessary to do business.

"They didn't even need us to show up," said House Democratic Caucus leader Jessica Farrar, D-Houston, about the 2011 session. "We're relevant again."

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It's a start


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ashling Nov 2012 OP
peachcobbler Nov 2012 #1
efhmc Nov 2012 #2
ashling Nov 2012 #8
JackN415 Nov 2012 #3
WolverineDG Nov 2012 #4
Vogon_Glory Nov 2012 #5
sonias Nov 2012 #6
ceile Nov 2012 #7
LeftInTX Nov 2012 #9
NoPasaran Nov 2012 #10

Response to ashling (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:25 AM

1. How do you eat an elephant?

This reminds me of the old story of how does one eat an elephant..........one bite at a time. Hopefully the Democratic party can make gains in future elections and we can restore balance to Texas State Government.

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Response to peachcobbler (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:58 AM

2. Welcome. I wish we could have a big bbq and consume that

elephant much faster.

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Response to peachcobbler (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:52 AM

8. Welcome

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:00 AM

3. A step in the right direction. n/t

 

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:22 AM

4. Look at the results for the 4th Court of Appeals

Dems challenged in all 5 races & won 3!! AND the 2 that were lost were by razor-thin margins!

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:34 AM

5. I'm Grateful, It's A Small Step Forward

I'm grateful that enough Democrats were elected to erase the Republicans' super-majority, but d**n, I'm hoping for the day where Democrats gain parity or superiority in one chamber in the Texas legislature again. The 2010 electoral disaster STILL hurts.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:52 AM

6. At least some recovery

from the 2010 tea party clusterf**k of this county.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:08 AM

7. Well, it's something. n/t

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Response to ceile (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:56 PM

9. I agree

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:09 AM

10. The good news is we can break quorum

The bad news is we'll probably have to.

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