It looks like the legislature will convene at 3:30 to vote on a huge tax increase. Apparently there are enough votes to get it through this time. There have been virtually NO reforms or cuts in the budget.
The Governor will issue a statement this evening promising to shut down the state if we do not raise taxes. This is Texas hold'em at its finest. She is all in, saying either she gets her tax hike or she "shuts 'er down". If Republicans fold and vote for an increase, we will never have the opportunity to find out how well this state can function under shutdown and the Governor will never have to answer for making it happen.
You know who gets hurt the worst in a shutdown? The thousands of civil servants who work for her. She just can't lay them all off for a couple of days.
Stay tuned, looks like we will know more by tonight.