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Texas Advice To Lawmakers On The Lam in IN, WI

picture courtesy Sen. Van de Putte
Van de Putte and other senators stayed in New Mexico for more than a month

Man...I had a GREAT idea for a story on Texas Lawmakers giving advice to lawmakers in Wisconsin and Indiana who are dealing with legislative walkouts.  BUT - Sam Stein over at the Huffington Post beat me to it (by a week...darn it!).  You may remember in 2003 Democrats in the Texas House fled to Oklahoma while Senate Dems took off for New Mexico to block passage of a new congressional redistricting bill.  So Sam called some of the people who left the state then to see if they had advice for those in a similar situation now.  The first quote he has from Senator Leticia Van de Putte (D-San Antonio) alone makes it a great story.

Ben Philpott is the Managing Editor for KUT. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on Twitter @BenPhilpottKUT.