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The best and worst of the 87th Legislature, from a Democrat

The best and worst of the 87th Legislature, from a Democrat

By Nathan Johnson | Dallas NewsDallas area delegation to the Texas Senate, includes Sen. Nathan Johnson, D-Dallas in action during May, 2021 of the the 87th Texas Legislative Session. (Bob Daemmrich / Bob Daemmrich/CapitolPressPhoto)Sen. Nathan Johnson on what Texans got from an ugly session.“I hate these bills,” I overheard a Republican senator muttering late in the 87th Legislative session. The senator, I noticed, voted for the bills anyway. Now we hear boasting: “The most conservative session ever.” So why are some so glum over on the Republican side? And why were...