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"Why Rules Matter: A Post-Session Post-Mortem on the 80th Texas Legislature"

The 80th Texas Legislature came to an end on May 28th, but it would not go quietly. The challenges to Speaker Craddick in the House and continued debate about the “two-thirds” rule in the Senate played key roles in shaping the legislative session. Was it just political theater? Or were the fireworks this session over “the rules” a sign of what’s to come in 2009 and beyond?

Wed, June 27, 2007 | Santa Rita Cantina, 1206 West 38th St.

11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

Featuring: Paul Burka of Texas Monthly, Sherri Greenberg of the LBJ School of Public Affairs, Ross Ramsey of Texas Weekly, and Bill Ratliff of The Ratliff Company.

Seating is limited, so please RSVP to Jennifer Fox at as soon as possible if you would like to attend this event. Questions about this event, organized by the LBJ School of Public Affairs Austin Alumni Association, can be directed to Pat Graves at*

*Lunch costs will not be covered. Santa Rita Cantina, 1206 West 38th St., 26 Doors Shopping Center, 512-419-7482. Menu available at

Sponsored by: LBJ School of Public Affairs Austin Alumni Association

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