by Michael Fox
At least not for awhile. In a replay of a strategy used in the Texas Senate more than 20 years ago, 53 Democratic House members have absented themselves from the State Capitol, resulting in a lack of a quorum. Although there whereabouts is unknown, they are rumored to be beyond state bounds to avoid the reach of searching DPS officers. The immediate bill to cause the bolt was a Congressional redistricting bill which needs to be considered by Thursday. Check out the story in the Austin American Statesman. Update on actual legislative actions soon.