Monday, February 7, 2011

Day 28: No House Committees, No Senate Eduction Committee Hearings

Today is the 28th day of the 82nd regular session of the Texas legislature. The House will reconvene at 1:00 pm, the Senate at 1:30 pm.

I keep worrying that House Committee assignments were made and that I missed it. The thought wakes me up at night. I have to get up and check, just to make sure. But no, with only 112 days left on the clock, still no House committee assignments.

The Senate, on the other hand, is moving at a mad clip, on every single issue except bullying. The Senate Education Committee (which is charged with holding public hearings on the various anti-bullying bills that have been filed) has not scheduled any hearing this week yet. I'm assuming Chairwoman Shapiro will get around to that, but the lack of focus is frustrating.


Listen to "Queer Voices" KPFT 90.1 FM in Houston next Monday night at 9. I'll be on talking about the progress (or lack there of) in the Legislature and about Lobby Day on March 7. Live stream available at

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