Determination, Delays, and a Dose of Drama

June 1, 2023

by Julie Anderson

If the Regular Session of the 88th Texas Legislature were to be summarized in bullet points, here’s how it might read:

  • Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar projects a $32.7 billion surplus, giving lawmakers a spending cushion prior to the 140-day session.
  • On Jan. 10, Texas Secretary of State Jane Nelson convenes the 88th Texas Legislative Session on the floor of the Texas House of Representatives.
  • On Feb. 13, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announces his top 30.......

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