Texas Legislature May Have More on its Plate
The Legislature may have to consider more than just re-redistricting at the special session. The state Comptroller has refused to certify the budget as balanced, perhaps forcing a legislative re-write, according to the Dallas Morning News. (Harvey Kronberg's Quorum Report [subscription required for some reports] just reported, "Quorum Report has learned that the Texas Supreme Court has been notified that they may receive a petition from the Attorney General's Office seeking to compel Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn to certify the budget."
Democrats are calling on the Governor to drop redistricting from the call for a special session, according to the San Antonio Express News .
The Houston Chronicle reports that Texas Monthly's July issue will name Tom DeLay as one of the Top 10 Worst legislators in Texas -- despite the fact that he is not a Texas Legislator.