Shame, shame, shame on the Texas House! | Where’s taxpayer funded lobby reform? – Pratt on Texas for 5/21/2021

The news of Texas covered today includes:

Our Lone Star story of the day: Forgetting they work for the people of Texas, Texas House members and “leadership” have thrown a petulant fit trying to kick the Senate in the collective teeth. In the days when they should be working 20 hours per day to move bills, they decided to recess on Thursday afternoon and take a few days off. This unwarranted tantrum has killed, and will kill more, legislation important to the people of Texas. It is a failure of leadership of giant proportions.

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House and Senate budget conferees hand Governor Abbott an election slush fund of sorts of over $16 billion but Abbott says he’ll let the Legislature “participate” in how it’s spent in the special session to come in the fall. Could an incumbent governor facing re-election be given any more useful campaign donation?

Texas unemployment numbers released.

Oil and gas drilling rig count rises for the nation but again falls in Texas.

Plus other news of Texas.

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