2021: The Best and Worst Legislators

2021: The Best and Worst Legislators

Chaotic illustrated scene at the Texas state capitolSince 1973, our biennial list of the best and worst legislators has tried to make the chicanery (and occasional valor) of the Texas Legislature a little more visible through brief portraits of the body’s saints and sinners. We try to capture the wackiness of the proceedings while taking seriously the impact that decisions made in the Capitol have on the lives of Texans. This year’s Best and Worst list is the product of hundreds of conversations with lawmakers, legislative staffers, lobbyists, activists, and other observers of the Lege. We’ve done our best to consider the perspectives of many warring parties and double-check their claims. That has been difficult to do this year. The Eighty-seventh has been an unusually closed session, partly because of the pandemic…View Original Post

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