Vol 29, Issue 47 Print Issue

Newsreel: Simpson for Speaker, Perry Backs Bill

This week in the Texas Weekly Newsreel: State Rep. David Simpson is officially running for House speaker, but some former opponents of current Speaker Joe Straus are now sticking with the incumbent. Gov. Rick Perry and state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, meanwhile, are rolling out issues that could dominate the early weeks of the coming legislative session.