Update, Nov. 20, 2013, 3:30 p.m.:
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who is in a pitched re-election battle, on Wednesday announced another set of interim charges for state lawmakers to study before the 2015 legislative session, this time on issues of emergency preparedness and accident response.
The charges are “focused on helping Texas and her citizens deal better with the natural disasters and accidents that threaten life, the Texas economy and our overall quality of life,” Dewhurst said in a statement.
Referring to the April fertilizer plant explosion in the town of West, Dewhurst ordered the Senate's Agriculture ...