Sunday, May 29, 2005

The Gipper Gets Snipped

Right before the House broke for the night yesterday, Rep. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) made a motion to accept the Senate version of HB 55. The bill names a portion of Highway 20 after Ronald Reagan. The Senate version confines the designation to the solidly Republican Arlington and Grand Prairie portion of the highway. As filed, HB 55 was much more ambitious. It included all of Dallas and Tarrant counties but it hit a roadblock named Sen. Royce West (D-Dallas). While Hughes made his motion, Sen. Chris Harris (R-Arlington) stood behind the Speaker on the dais complaining about his colleagues in his own chamber.