Editor’s Note: This is an updated version of a story that originally ran in January 2013.
The Texas Legislature is back in session, though the casual observer might not know it.
This week, the highlights included the swearing in of Governor Greg Abbott and Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick. The Senate made changes to its rules yesterday. But you might notice that things are quiet when it comes to actual law-making. The clock is ticking: There’s 131 days left in the 140-day session.
And while it might seem like a slow start to the every-other-year meeting, actually, it’s all part of the plan.
In musical terms, each session has its own rhythm and tempo.