Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Good News / Bad News

Scott at Grits for Breakfast reports that Fort Worth's own Lon Burnham successfully used his point of order (discussed here) to negotiate the expansion of phone surveillance out of Senate Bill 11 - the House and Senate authors both agreed to a deal to cut out the entire wiretapping section. (See coverage from the Texas Observer and the Startlegram.) But Burnam did not get Chairman Corte to remove the provisions making emergency plans and "security audits" secret. Thanks, Scott, for keeping tabs on this and thanks to Lon for derailing this infringement on the civil liberties of Texans!

1 comment:

Bernie said...

Thanks, Lon!