Lieutenant Governor Dewhurst has come up with an imaginative, or perhaps bizarre, response to Senate conservatives who are still unhappy about not having representation on the appropriations conference committee: add two additional conferees. The only flaw, aside from changing the rules in midstream, is that Speaker Craddick would have to do the same. The story is that Steve Ogden was dispatched to the House to talk to head budgetwriter Warren Chisum about the proposal. No word yet on the response. I'll take the under.
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