NPT Capitol: State Reps: can we go home now?
The Texas House’s calendar has proceeded speedily this morning. That gave state Rep. Scott Hochberg an idea. The Houston Rep just asked the Speaker if the House could move on to Saturday’s calendar when done with today’s business.
The idea stirred a fair few members to cheer and then sigh when the Speaker answered “not at this time.” Lawmakers were told earlier this month that they would have to come in on Saturdays during May, the House still having a lot of work to get through.
“Just trying to keep us from having to work tomorrow,” said Hochberg walking past the press gallery. Hochberg also said that lawmakers didn’t have to come in next Saturday because it was mother’s day weekend.