Texas Lunch Links is a lunchtime buffet of Texas News and Views with a heavy emphasis on happenings at the Texas Legislature.
MAY ELECTIONS: Today is the first day Texans can early vote for in their local May elections. Early voting ends on Tuesday, May 7.
STRONG 2012 BLACK TURNOUT: Blacks voted at a higher rate than whites in 2012.
SPECIAL SESSION: A spokeswoman for Governor Rick Perry told the El Paso Times that Governor Goodhair has “…been very clear that he won't sign the budget until he signs significant tax relief. And if they don't address all of these priorities by the end of the session, the governor is willing to keep them here as long as it takes to get it done.”
Read about sequestration, Rosemary Lehmberg and Texas Justice in today's Texas Lunch Links below the fold!SEQUESTRATION: The University of Texas System could lose as much as $105 million in research dollars as a result of federal sequestration.
ROSEMARY LEHMBERG: In a letter released on Rosemary Lehmberg's website this past weekend, the Travis County District Attorney writes, “I am proud of the work we have done from this office over the last 37 years and I hope to have the opportunity to continue that service.”
TEXAS JUSTICE: Scott Henson of Grits for Breakfast has a good overview of what to watch in the criminal justice world during the remaining weeks of session.