Perry: We Have a Tort Reform Emergency

With the House set to take up a loser-pays bill for the second time tomorrow, Gov. Rick Perry has added an item to his emergency list: tort reform.

The announcement came this morning in the House and Senate that the governor had declared the reform of “civil remedies and procedures” an emergency item. 

Intended to allow the Legislature to get around the ban on considering bills for the first 60 days of the session and provide an opportunity for the executive-in-chief to focus public and legislative attention on priority issues, the governor typically doesn't name emergency items with ...

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