A Legislative Session Just For Dan Patrick

A Legislative Session Just for Dan Patrick

Gina Hinojosa (Photo by Jana Birchum)

Three weeks ago, local Democratic Rep. Gina Hinojosa had just finished with her first session. It wasn’t all bad; Hinojosa got a few bills and resolutions passed. But after the 140-day grind, she said, “I’m just so ready to be home.”
Yet that respite was brief. Just a few days before sine die (Monday, May 29), Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and his lieutenants sabotaged key provisions necessary to keep several state agencies and programs open. Rather than just reconvening the House and Senate for a special session on those essentials, Gov. Greg Abbott added a …

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