Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Breakfast with Burnham

I got an e-mail from my new e-friend, Lon Burnham -- or at least the person who answers Lon’s e-mails. Mark your calendars now for Breakfast with Burnham – at 8:30 a.m. this coming Saturday, June 2, at Tunero Mexican Restaurant, 1549 N. Main Street, in the 76106. If you have questions, call 817.924.1887. The discussion will be on the highlights (or lowlights) of the 80th Legislative Session. Lon is one of the consistent liberal voices in Austin who still believes in accountable government and civil liberties matter. I’m looking forward to thanking him in person for killing HB 13.

UPDATE: Ooops! I just thought HB 13 died. You know, Scott. I love your blog but I just scares the shit out of me every damn day.


Gritsforbreakfast said...

Parts of HB 13 were put back in SB 11 yesterday just hours before sine die, but Burnam fought the good fight to the end.

A man with nothing to lose is a dangerous wildcard. Lon understood his role - the leadership hated him and wouldn't let his bills get floor votes, so he concentrated on finding points of order and killing bad bills, at least until Craddick's Coup when the parliamentarians were ousted.

Tell him thanks on HB 13/SB 11 for me, too. best,

Steve-O said...

Keep up the good work, Scott. Your blog helps me cut through the crap and understand what's going on in Austin.