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Wed Jun 12, 2019, 05:47 AM

Amid national rancor, Texas legislative session stands apart

Tuesday’s bill signing for House Bill 3 was a thoroughly bipartisan affair.

And why not? The final version of the school finance legislation that was the centerpiece of the 2019 session passed the Texas House 139-0 and the Texas Senate 30-0.

For Gov. Greg Abbott it was proof that Texas Republicans are, as he told the American-Statesman in an interview Friday, “the party of results”

But Manny Garcia, executive director of the Texas Democratic Party, was equally prepared to claim credit for its enactment.

“House Bill 3 has become law because Democrats won in 2018 and we have Republicans looking over their shoulders,” Garcia said in a statement. “If Democrats continue to win elections and flip the state House, bills like school finance reform will become the new normal, instead of the exception.”

Read more: https://www.statesman.com/news/20190611/amid-national-rancor-texas-legislative-session-stands-apart

An interesting read noting that Texas is becoming more "purple." That could obtain good results for Democrats in the 2020 election.

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Wed Jun 12, 2019, 04:22 PM

1. Politically This State Behaves Like A Banana Republic....

They write their own school books to reflect some made up history & science. Without federal funding this state would be totally FUNKY....

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