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December 6, 2018      4:18 PM

HK: With parliamentarian choices, Chair Bonnen gives a nod to the last Democratic Texas House Speaker

Newbie Republicans might be alarmed at the thought of a conservative Speaker even invoking the name of the last Democrat to preside over the House, but for long-time members and lobbyists, Laney was considered a model

Speaker-to-be Dennis Bonnen has spent the last several weeks telling various members and lobby constituencies that he hopes to model his Speakership style in the fashion of former Speaker Pete Laney, D-Hale Center.

And in today’s announcement of Sharon Carter and Hugh Brady as House Parliamentarians, Bonnen underscored his intention

By Harvey Kronberg

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