The third and final special session of the 83rd Legislature is over, and the result is an opportunity for voters to approve $1.2 billion in additional funding for roads in November 2014.
The 83rd Legislature was the best session in many years, going back to at least 2003, when Republicans completed their sweep of Texas politics by securing a majority in the House of Representatives.
On Tuesday, House Speaker Joe Straus won his third term as speaker after a challenge against him fizzled and Governor Rick Perry urged fiscal responsibility despite the state's improving financial picture.
Today marks the end of the first month of the 83rd Legislature. What have we learned during that time?
Perry's vetoes did very little damage to the record of the Eighty-third Legislature.