House Democrat Makes Rules Inquiry to Tackle School Finance

Friday, February 8, 2013

A Texas House Democrat who chairs the Mexican American Legislative Caucus is asking: Why wait for a future legislative session or for Gov. Rick Perry to tell the Legislature to address public school funding?

Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, D-San Antonio, made a lengthy inquiry Thursday about House rules that would allow the body to begin considering legislation earlier than normal in the legislative session. He didn’t get all his parliamentary questions answered - more details from Republican Speaker Joe Straus are coming Monday - but he made it clear he’s ultimately pressing to have the House meet as a “Committee of the Whole” to consider school finance.

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