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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.


Craddick's proposed district will hog most of the oil,(Permian Basin), most of the water, (Lake Ivey, Lake Brownwood, Lake Proctor, Lake Buckhanan, Lake LBJ, the Colorado river the San Saba river, the two Llano rivers, Lord knows how many water wells,) most of the cattle, (San Saba and Mason auction barns), nearly all of the pecans,(San Saba County), Most of the finest people in the world,(San Saba, Lllano, Mason, and Fredricksburg), most of the finest polo ponies in the world,(Tommie Lee Jones ranch at San Saba), ant to top off all of the above, it will include both Luckenback and Lowake!!