Texas Lawmakers Responded To The Pandemic By Limiting What The Government Can Do In Response To A Pandemic

Texas Lawmakers Responded To The Pandemic By Limiting What The Government Can Do In Response To A Pandemic

“There’s no reason to have a special session to talk about a hurricane,” said Phelan, whose district is on the Gulf Coast northeast of Galveston. “If you have a hurricane, you don’t need to be in Austin. I need to be boots on the ground.”

 

This article was written by KAREN BROOKS HARPER of The Texas Tribune.  The Texas Tribune is a nonpartisan, nonprofit media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them – about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.  This article originally appeared at: https://www.texastribune.org/2021/06/03/texas-pandemic-government-bills/

Cassandra Pollock contributed to this report.