"The Texas House is right back where it was three months ago, buried under a deep stack of potential budget amendments that run from F1 funding to charter schools." — House mired again in budget amendments, Postcards
"During a post-legislative session conference call hosted by The Grassroots Texans Network, conservative activists took sharp aim at the Republican majority in both the Texas House and Senate for a perceived passivity in effectively tackling the conservative agenda, and they prepared to lay the groundwork for a statewide campaign to replace GOP incumbents with candidates they consider more conservative." — On conference call, Texas tea partiers plot against GOP incumbents, The Texas Independent
New in The Texas Tribune:
"The Texas House Redistricting Committee approved a new version of the congressional map that makes a few tweaks, mainly in North and South Texas. But the overall goal remains the same: Maintain and expand Republican power in Washington." — Redistricting Map on Its Way to Texas House
"U.S. law enforcement officers in Hidalgo County received heavy fire today from alleged drug cartel operatives along the Rio Grande, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety." — DPS: Officers Fired Upon by Gangs in Mexico
"Some critics of the state budget process, including here at the Tribune, argue the Legislature suffers from a lack of leadership in the face of a confused public that doesn't understand. But check the poll numbers: Republicans are giving voters what they seem to want." — Guest Column: Tea Party + GOP Legislators = Zero Budget Heroics
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