January 7, 2019      5:53 PM
Grusendorf: Sunlight Ahead for the Great State of Texas
Former GOP House Chairman Kent Grusendorf weighs in on the changing of the guard in the lower chamber
Texans are getting encouraging signals from incoming Speaker
to be Dennis Bonnen that he is open to returning the office of speaker to a
more traditional role –that of a presiding officer, not a commanding officer. This is a very encouraging signal for
democracy coming from the new incoming speaker.
At a recent event in East Texas, Bonnen was quoted as
saying: “It is not the speaker’s job to tell [house
members] the answer to the question. You might identify the question, but you
don’t provide the answer. You provide the leadership to ensure that we get to a
solution." That comment is a very good
signal for progress.
The complete column by Kent Grusendorf is in the R&D Department.
By Kent Grusendorf