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Click to edit Master subtitle style 2/23/11 The Texas Legislature
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2/23/11 Why is redistricting important? Redistricting sets the district lines for the elections. It is the most purely political of all legislative activities. State legislatures are in charge of setting the boundaries for state and national elections. Every ten years brings about a debate about district lines and how they will Powers and Structure of Congress Leadership Committees The law making procedure Critics Home Style Reforms Texas Legislature The re-districting Battle
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2/23/11 The structure of the Texas legislature Bicameral legislature Senate consists of 31 members House consists of 150 members Size set by 1876 constitution Length of terms Representatives are elected to two- year terms Senators are elected to four year terms Staggered State Senate elections Powers and Structure of Congress Leadership Committees The law making procedure Critics Home Style Reforms Texas Legislature The re-districting Battle
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2/23/11 Compensation in the Texas Legislature Texas legislators are among the lowest paid in the nation. They are paid $7,200 a year $99,000 California $79,500 New York $200 New Hampshire (no per diem) Powers and Structure of Congress Leadership Committees The law making procedure Critics Home Style Reforms Texas Legislature The re-districting Battle
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2/23/11 Sessions of the Legislature Biennial Legislature Regular session Special sessions Meets every two years for 140 days Special session lasts 30 days Powers and Structure of Congress Leadership Committees The law making procedure Critics Home Style Reforms Texas Legislature The re-districting Battle
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2/23/11 Notable members of the Texas State Legislature Sam Rayburn Longest serving speaker of the United States
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