Texas' Disgusting Voting Secrets
Want to know how your Texas state senator or representative voted? Often, you'll never know, because many votes in the Texas legislature are NOT on record for public examination.
Legislators can tell you anything they please about how they voted on an issue, and you often won't be able to check.
You elect representatives and you can't find out what they did.
McGonegal of Fort Davis wrote to the Dallas News to complain that
she called her legislator to ask about his vote regarding nursing homes
in Texas, he told her he couldn't remember how he voted.
The Dallas News wrote, "Ms. McGonegal is right. Texans have a right to know how their legislators are voting."
At least at San Antonio City Hall our council votes are recorded and researchable. The fact that many Texas Legislature votes are un-researchable is shameful. It's good for certain sleazy politicians, but to the rest of us Texas citizens, it's disgusting.
Brad Messer, commentary, KTSA.
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