The Big Conversation
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is on his way out in a few months, but on Thursday he moved to fill some key Senate leadership slots to help the chamber prepare for the coming legislative session in January.
• As expected, Dewhurst appointed state Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, as chairwoman of the Senate Finance Committee, the chamber's key budget writing group. The job had been vacant since October, when Tommy Williams resigned his Senate seat to take a job with Texas A&M University.
The Tribune's Alexa Ura writes, "In making the move, Dewhurst ...