Monday, June 1, 2009

However, that is how the Texas State Lawmakers handle issues in Austin every two years....

Texas lawmakers mull 'safety net' bills for agencies, children's insurance
07:23 AM CDT on Monday, June 1, 2009
By ROBERT T. GARRETT / The Dallas Morning News
AUSTIN — The Legislature enters the final day of its session today needing to take extraordinary steps to salvage several state agencies and avoid a special session.
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House members adjourned just after midnight without approving a measure to keep agencies as big as the Department of Insurance and Department of Transportation operating. Also lost in the parliamentary maneuvering was a measure to extend children’s health insurance for the working poor.

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