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 ...