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II l /. J " ,J/ t-~ -- I ,,v-t_ ...... , ...... L - , -- -- , -- -- ... i ~ier~l,7 " oni Provid l ~Uld loc~ With t~ eVeral i i - lfareI Clay tcI I1 ~. ---Bill Brammer, The Gay Place The Selling of the Legislature, 1977 Observing the Texas Legislature in action is like watching a blind man juggle his eyeballs. It's fascinating, the deftness with which these people manipulate "liberal" and "conservative" issues, trading pop.ular mandates for corporate favors as would be re-elected anyway, so we elected him with only one dissenting vote. We appointed the committees in record time. Then before we knew what hit us, Briscoe pushed this bill (HB 3) onto the calendar. We didn't have a choice--we had to pass it. As soon as he heard there might be some opposition, the Governor drove up in his just to get their feet on the ground. The bill allowed six years for the union to organize, and after that it was up to them to prove to the workers that it was doing a good job. We were prepared to negotiate, but we got no support from either the Governor, the 'Lt. Governor [William P. Hobby], the Speaker, or the committee chairmen. Some Where the BulldoZe i '%Vait," you might sigh summertime now. vacation from my j kids and follow one of our area." Well, Funding Bill seems to have lature, ready for action. The time was rl Travis County had either officiall' Then there is the matter of the schools Co Y a clear-cut case of