Executive Editor of The Texas Tribune, father, husband, recovering musician, rramsey@texastribune.org
RT @robert_inks: "The longer they talk, the closer the lightning gets." #OHNewsroom #txlege
RT @Jmalewitz: Amid inaction, House and Senate blame each other for inaction-- prolonging inaction texastribune.org/2017/05/28/sun… #txlege
RT @viaAlana: @alexazura .@DanPatrick doesn't mince words in responding to House members' presser bout inaction on key legislation. #txlege…
ICYMI yesterday: Big business CEOs, including some locals, wrote letter saying "discriminatory legislation" will hu… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
You're forgetting the episode with the Iranian cab driver! #txlege twitter.com/evanasmith/sta…
This session isn't going to help those who have spent years defending the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission, is it? #txlege
This would have to be an Aaron Judge walk-off twitter.com/rossramsey/sta…
 
I was thinking David Freese. Or Albert Pujols...
Stop me if you've heard this: Don't call the game with innings left to play. #txlege twitter.com/evanasmith/sta…
Wouldn't it be an easy out for #txlege to pass the House's safety net bill and see if the lawyer in the middle office thinks that's enuf?
@rossramsey How’s your whole we’re-not-gonna-have-a-special looking now? #txlege
Well @rossramsey - my way of relieving stress isn't working today. So I'll go with your way. twitter.com/Braves/status/…
Did David Dewhurst leave the Senate his watch when he left? #ohamilate? #txlege
This always makes me feel better in times of legislative stress... #xlege https://t.co/J9Vhp0nuyp
RT @brandonformby: Texas House members accuse Senate of "purposeful inaction" as session nears end texastribune.org/2017/05/28/sun… via @alexazura
The bill in question, in this report from @marissaaevans a few days ago: bit.ly/2rd2CQy #txlege twitter.com/Jmalewitz/stat…
RT @TexasTribune: What would a columnist tweet on #txlege's last Saturday? "It’s Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s fault." More from @rossramsey: http…
RT @amanbatheja: .@rossramsey has decided #txlege doesn't even deserve transitions between his pearls of wisdom at this point. https://t.c…
Could just be a super-polite way to tell the senators what he's doing... #txlege twitter.com/eramshaw/statu…
RT @JimVertuno: For all the cheering in the House, Taylor said Senate's not negotiating but giving House time to accept Senate version #txl…
RT @eramshaw: OK, I’ll give you 1 more, since @rossramsey is equal opportunity today: The TX biz community is “toothless” #txlege https://t…
What would a columnist tweet on #txlege's last Saturday? "It’s Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s fault." More from @rossramseytwitter.com/i/web/status/8…
 
also says @DanPatrick "gets a political win even if he loses the current debate on bathrooms."… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
A longer take on what's going on over there, in oversized tweets: bit.ly/2rsq9Ob #txlege twitter.com/rossramsey/sta…
Texas Capitol is like a old-world spa right now. People steaming in closed rooms. #txlege
RT @amanbatheja: Highlight reel from last night's dueling pressers from House Speaker and Lt. Gov. over a Texas bathroom bill https://t.co…
RT @eramshaw: From the overnight: @DanPatrick & @SpeakerStraus are deadlocked on the “bathroom bill” #txlege texastribune.org/2017/05/26/tex…
Your #txlege song for the day, as we get started with a memorial service attended by our 3 frazzled state leaders: bit.ly/T0IwOO
@alexazura has the story on @SpeakerStraus newser on bathroom bill. bit.ly/2s01nCe #txlege
@SpeakerStraus also said House is doing the same thing on bathrooms the Senate did on school finance. #endofdiscussion #txlege
@SpeakerStraus says the budget is the only "must-pass" bill remaining on the House side of the Capitol. #txlege
@SpeakerStraus says the House is done on bathrooms and that he sees no need for a special #txlege session. Still thinking on #SB669
The #txlege to-do list, in a nutshell: https://t.co/RI4tYXILZI
RT @ewaltersTX: Apparently the deal was that therapy providers would get a 25% funding restoration starting in 2018. Story coming soon #txl…
RT @jackshafer: Reporters can be loved or they can do journalism. They must pick one.
How good are Texas' leaders at negotiating? We're about to find out. More, from @rossramsey:… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
RT @Jmalewitz: Fearing 2018 losses, Texas Repubs in DC want special session on redistricting. Austin says don't hold your breath. https://t…
RT @MitchCarrNews: .@KRLD 10:10am #TXleg @rossramsey @TexasTribune talks about #bathroombill #voucher and maybe?? #specialsession
RT @TexasTribune: It's hard to get tougher ethics laws through #txlege. It can be even harder to figure out exactly who killed them. https:…
RT @bobphoto: Pallbearers gathering for L&C takedown Texas House #txlege @TexasTribune @bobphoto https://t.co/0luUKpfwJH
RT @pfikac: I hear the reason the Senate is in recess is to see what House does with this stack of senators' bills #txlege #mysa https://t.…
RT @WestTexasDrive: Today at 5:10: @rossramsey on what in the world is going on in the Texas Legislature and what's going to happen?? #txle…
RT @cassi_pollock: Good morning, folks — Tune into @TexasTribune's TribCast for a rundown on the unbelievably busy #txlege week (& yes, it'…
While you slept: Senate amended 40 dead bills onto live bill, incl. bathrooms and prop. taxes. trib.it/2qP3Ctr #txlege #frankenstein
RT @Jmalewitz: King: “If we do not pass this today, we could quite possibly see SB 14 – any voter ID — struck from Texas law.” #txlege #Vot…
In which @MillerForTexas asks @GovAbbott for a veto — in defense of BBQ. #txlege bit.ly/2rMrNXH
Writer of this, in @TribTalkTX, last month: bit.ly/2nHB4y9 #txlege twitter.com/Jmalewitz/stat…
RT @kgbt: Analysis: A legislative session ending on the lieutenant governor’s terms valleycentral.com/news/texas/ana… via @rossramsey https://t.co/jK…
Hint: It rhymes with @DanPatrick. #txlege twitter.com/rossramsey/sta…
My column for tomorrow — oops! today! — is about who's calling the #txlege dance right now. bit.ly/2rJcmyR
This bill vetoed in 2011 by then-gov. @SecretaryPerry. Quote was "a government effort to micromanage the behavior o… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
So the Tuesday (last day) lineup in the House will start with voter ID as an emergency; you can already hear other… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
Making it eligible; Calendars committee meets in two minutes to set the last calendar. #txlege twitter.com/Jmalewitz/stat…
RT @Jmalewitz: If #txlege doesn't pass #SB5, some Republicans fear it would dramatically boost the odds a judge would return Texas to precl…
RT @edgray1906: @rossramsey giving us the 411 on #TexasPolitics with @JasonWhitely @BudKennedy between the 3 we are informed #wfaaitp Insid…
RT @eramshaw: .@TexasTribune crew at the #Peabody76 awards! Cc: @rdmurphy @KiahCollier @neenareports @ayanmittra https://t.co/8v7glxTHdl
It referred to a sneaky legislative move, not to the people snuck upon. For the record: It surprised ME. #txlege Re… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
The word 'snuck' seems to be a sneaky self-esteem test. See who jumps up to say "I wasn't fooled." #prollythinkthissongisaboutyou #txlege
Said the @Cardinals fan to all the @Rangers fans out there. #toosoon? twitter.com/rossramsey/sta…
Texas House didn't end the match today, but they returned the volley to the Senate and to @GovAbbott. Last week of #txlege is a hoot!
Fair number of tweeters saying "checkmate" on today's House moves. Never call a game with innings left to play. #txlege
Is that Part 3? House did prop tax, sunset safety net and now sez budget conference comm meeting at 4pm. #txlege
That's in Nelson's SB80 and will keep unreviewed agencies open until 2021. Means the standoff is down to bathrooms and budgets. #txlege
House just snuck a Sunset safety net into a Senate bill, which would rescue of 1 of 2 must-pass bills from special session threat. #txlege
Property taxes and bathrooms were the two issues @danpatrick dug in on, holding must-pass bills as hostages. No Senate answer yet. #txlege
House answers @danpatrick on SB 2, adds its version of property tax reform into another Senate bill. @brandonformby story tk. #txlege
Leaving. Quitting. Kaputski. Adios. Sayonara. Etc. In other words, this isn't college football... twitter.com/houtopia/statu…
@tommechler expected to resign at chairman of @TexasGOP this afternoon, @PatrickSvitek reports. bit.ly/2rDrm19
RT @TXCapTonight: WATCH #txlege approves texting while driving ban/abortion restrictions + @rossramsey @lmcgaughy on special session https:…
RT @evanasmith: Congrats to our super talented @TexasTribune colleagues graduating today: @AlexSamuelsx5 @cassi_pollock @jcqlnwng #txlege
RT @jamesrhenson: .@rossramsey looks (askance) at #txlege property tax cut claims texastribune.org/2017/05/19/ana… Tx voters agree: https://t.co/5C…
RT @eramshaw: .@rossramsey: @DanPatrick takes hostages — & control of the #txlege session texastribune.org/2017/05/17/ana…
RT @WestTexasDrive: Today 5:10: @rossramsey on @DanPatrick taking #txlege hostages, + @CarlosUresti indictment & straight ticket voting ban…
@danpatrick ends without taking questions. #txlege
@DanPatrick Sez voters don't care if #txlege meets in special sessions. Sez if there's a special session, it's the House's fault.
@danpatrick says not a personal, party or institutional battle. Sez he'll meet today on this if @SpeakerStraus wants. #txlege
@danpatrick says he will aske @GovAbbott "to call us back again and again and again" if those two issues aren't approved by #txlege
@danpatrick sez he wants to avoid special session, but is willing to go into one if property taxes and bathrooms don't pass House. #txlege
@danpatrick says he's agreed to pass 15 bills House wants. "I believe one or two might need a tweak." #txlege
@danpatrick says Senate willing to push back the renewal of A-F ratings for schools to 2019. #txlege
@danpatrick sez Senate proposal on House school funding includes public subsidies for private schools for kids w/ disabilities. #txlege
@danpatrick notes a load of other bills, but pulls up short of saying he'd force a special session over them. #txlege
@danpatrick sez he would ask @GovAbbott to put property taxes and bathrooms on the special session call if there is one. #txlege
@danpatrick's 2nd hostage: The Texas Privacy Act, better known as the bathroom bill. Sez it has 80 co-authors in House. 76 needed. #txlege
@danpatrick sez this isn't his demand, but the demand Texas voters. Sez he's "prepared to go to special session on this issue." #txlege
@danpatrick wants SB2, limits on local property tax increases, is one hostage. Would not lower taxes, but billed as "relief." #txlege
@danpatrick sez the Senate still has time to move Sunset safety net bill, but says other bills will have to pass the House first. #txlege
@danpatrick says he wanted to negotiate outside the media, but that Straus letter forced him to hold a news conference. #txlege
@danpatrick sez House has held important "People's Issues" to the last few weeks. #txlege
@danpatrick laying out case that the Texas Senate has done its work on time; implication that if #txlege is laggin… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
@SpeakerStraus letter to @DanPatrick: If we pass the budget and the sunset safety net bill, no special #txlege session. Story coming.
LBJ's old downtown apartment is a temporary studio for FOX7 News. https://t.co/OIHRE7E0le
We have this conversation about #txlege every two years, right? bit.ly/2rjQ7jK https://t.co/JI5LPZzlqE
RT @amanbatheja: " @SpeakerStraus is only as strong as the business conservatives in the House and Senate" - @rossramsey #txlege https://t.…
RT @bobphoto: Mrs. T @RepSenfronia exasperated by Liberty Caucus attempts to disrupt normal Texas House bidness #txlege @TexasTribune @bob…
Last time we played a serious round was in 2008. What I wrote in Texas Weekly almost exactly 9 yrs ago. #TXLege sun… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
So we can start a new round of Who Gets the Senate Appointment if he goes? #txlege twitter.com/TexasTribune/s…
We should amend the Constitution to keep this sort of thing from happening... twitter.com/byjayroot/stat…
 
 
 
 
 
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