The Big Conversation:
The 2013 legislative session doesn't start until January, but eager lawmakers on Monday offered a glimpse of what to expect next year.
As the Tribune's Audrey White reports, state lawmakers filed more than 250 bills on Monday, the first day of pre-filing for the 83rd session. If the bills are any indication, legislators appear ready to target health care, education and public safety.
A few of the noteworthy filings:
- Several lawmakers, including Rep. Tom Craddick, R-Midland, filed texting-while-driving bans. In 2011, the House and Senate in 2011 passed such a bill authored by Craddick, but ...