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Politics & Government

TIME IS ON WHOSE SIDE?

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A legislative-insider FBvian in Austin says the House is mired in stalls and delays this afternoon over how to process secret ballots for speaker. Important procedural questions have yet to be tackled–meaning it could be tonight before we know whether Speaker Tom Craddick stays or gets the boot. The guessing is that he’s running scared–the delays are thought to be evidence that Craddick and his lieutenants are twisting any arms they can find to try to secure or change votes. And that means he doesn’t have the count he needs to confidently move a vote forward now. If that’s true, the momentum is probably with Jim Pitts of Waxahachie. Developing.

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