Reorganization Yields Early Rewards for Texas Senators

Membership really does have its privileges. When Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst sped up the legislative schedule — naming Senate committee chairmen now instead of waiting until after the session starts in January — he gave the new leaders a little something extra.

Dewhurst did the same for people with business before the Legislature. Those two camps can get a head start on building their relationships.

In three months, you might even be able to put a number on it.

In the normal order of things, Texas voters elect their legislators in November during even-numbered years, then those legislators convene in January of ...

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