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What If... The Texas Legislature Were a Full-Time Legislature?

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The Texas Legislature

The Texas state legislature is unique in that it is part-time. What does this mean? When the Texas Constitution was drafted, the idea behind it is citizen participation. It is not a state that is supposed to be run along party lines. However, current Republicanism in Texas state politics fuels this notion although it truth, the growth of the party locally is due to its personalities and local campaigns. The legislature is bicameral made up of 31 senators and 150 representatives. Led by a Lt. Governor and a Speaker respectively. ...

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The solution is a hypothetical answer to a scenario/what-if question relating to the currently part-time Texas legislature and the scenario of said legislature turning into a full-time one. References are also listed for expansion. A word version of the solution is attached for easy printing and download.