Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

★ Describe the form and function of the Texas Legislature.
★ Identify the different types of state legislatures and their advantages.
★ Discuss how legislative districts are drawn and how the Texas Legislature is elected.
★ Describe the leadership roles in Texas’s legislative organization.
★ Explain the process for a bill becoming law in the Texas Legislature.
★ Assess who wins and who loses in how Texas’s Legislature functions.