that any of the OC bills will actually pass and land on his desk?
I know bills have been doing well getting through committees but was not aware there was a chance of passing in the legislature. Did I miss or misinterpret something?
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From what I see the governor and LT governor support both I expect them to pass.
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No bill gets passed without Joe Straus letting it through the House. I still haven't seen any evidence that that hurdle is surmountable. I certainly want Texas to get Open Carry, but let's make sure our optimism is grounded in reality.
Is there no way around or through the Speaker of the House? It seems like this guy ends up having more power than the Governor. The Governor can veto and be overridden, but the Speaker can apparently make sure the thing never gets to the Governor's desk?
I've read that he is supposedly Republican, and to the left of center and that his preference is to let bills die by calendar. So I guess the question is whether he supports the platform and stated mandates as priority...or is he simply a RINO? And how was it that he hasn't ticked off enough folks to lose the SoH?
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According to my conversations with Rep Lozano, he's gonna have a tough time killing OC and Con. Carry bills this session due to the overwhelming support. I also hope and suspect our Gov would call a special session to make it happen. Fingers crossed....
Texas Republicans keep electing Joe Straus to the Texas House, and Texas Republicans keep electing him to the Speaker's office. If you want to blame someone for the lack of OC or campus carry in Texas, the only people you can blame are Texas Republicans.
He can do more than that. He can make sure it never gets a committee hearing. This is the case in most state legislatures. If the Speaker of the House doesn't want a bill to be heard, it will not be heard. The number of Representatives that support the bill is unimportant, because there will never be a vote taken on it.
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Guys, I don't believe Joe is going to be able to 'get away' with obviously intentionally killing these bills this session. Will he use his spot to kill bills when he thinks he can get away with it? No denying it. Doesn't mean every bill ever is vulnerable to him. No OC bill has had anywhere near the support it has this session. It's a night and day difference.
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Stealthy took the words right out of my mouth. JM's point was that he can kill anything he wants but he would kill his career right along with it. He's not dumb...a jack ass? Sure. But not dumb.
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