We only allow the Texas Legislature to convene for five months every two years. Why? Because when the Legislature is in session, every man, woman, and child in Texas is in grave danger.
Even before the Legislature became all-Republican (with every state-wide political and judicial office held by Republicans) it was filled with crooks, whores, and idiots. And most members of the Legislature fit into more than one of those categories.
A handful of good laws has been passed by the legislature in the past 20 years. Unfortunately, that compares with hundreds and hundreds of bad laws — most passed at the behest of the insurance, banking, alcohol, and other similar lobbying groups.
Consumer lawyers will be holding our breaths until the end of May, just hoping Texas citizens don’t get screwed too badly this time.