Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Where is the capital of Texas?

No silly, it's not in Dallas. It's in Austin!

The dome, from the main entry at the state capital

The main entry, from the 3rd level

The floor of the Senate. OK, this doesn't seem that unusual. Except it was Saturday.

Now, why would the Senate be in session on a Saturday? It turns out the legislature only meets once every 2 years, and this is their year. The session ends on June 1. So they're trying to cram as much legislation in as possible. While we were there they were debating a law against online harrassment, and something to do with paying state employees to volunteer or take job-related training. Exciting stuff.

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