84th Legislative Session

Graphic by John Jordan

The Playlist: Brand New Day

With the 84th Legislature starting next week and new faces in every statewide office, it feels like a "Brand New Day" in and around the Capitol, so that's how we started this week's playlist off of the week's news.

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Rick Mach

Dan Patrick and the Two-Thirds Rule: A Primer

When he first tried to end the Senate's two-thirds rule eight years ago, Dan Patrick was a neophyte state senator easily brushed aside by tradition-bound colleagues. As lieutenant governor, the odds are a bit more in his favor.

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