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    There's a bipartisan posse gunning for Perry

    Republican Rick Perry’s cross-country politicking as he contemplates a fourth full term for governor is doing more than making headlines.

    It’s making legislation.

    In bills, constitutional amendments and budget decisions, lawmakers are pushing back against the most powerful governor in Texas history, daring in their own way to tug on Superman’s cape.

    Bills that Gov. Rick Perry helped inspire:

    University regents appointed by the governor can’t vote until the Senate confirms them. (Senate Bill 15)

    Taxpayers can’t be charged for elected officials’ out-of-state security costs if the travel is purely for personal or political reasons. (House Bill 160)

    State officeholders cannot draw pension benefits on top of their salary while still holding office. (HB 413)

    Statewide officeholders would be limited to two terms in office. (House Joint Resolution 42 and Senate Joint Resolution 13)

    Legislators and statewide officeholders who announce their candidacy for another job must resign their posts if there is less than 13 months left in their term. (HJR 73)

    http://www.dallasnews.com/...

    "No one life is more important than another. No one voice is more valid than another. Each life is a treasure. Each voice deserves to be heard." Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse & Onomastic

    by Catte Nappe on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 03:38:45 PM PDT

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