Eltife’s bill to make the changes necessary for Texas to be eligible to get $555 million in funds for unemployment insurance will die in the House. A poll of the floor yielded around 80 votes for the bill, and since the 74 Democrats are presumed to favor it, that means only a handful of R’s were willing to buck the governor. Without the 100 votes to override a certain Perry veto, there is no point in going forward with the bill.
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