The Blessings of Inefficient Government

Below is a table that shows (on line 2) the numbers of bills and joint resolutions, i.e., bills that can become law, that were sent by the Texas Legislature to the governor for his signature by April 24 of the session in question. One thing that obviously stands out is that the Texas Legislature has reached a new low in 2017 with zero bills being sent to the governor at this point. The likely explanation for this is the fight for control between the House and the Senate which appears to be increasing each session.

Session Results 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2013 2015 2017
Bills sent to governor by 04/24 44 11 9 30 8 22 10 2 0
Bills that became law 1538 1626 1576 1702 1688 1508 1610 1388

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