Our daily digest is a mid-day update on the stories we’re following in Texas politics today. Here’s what we’re watching:


Senate’s Special Session Fast-Track Strategy:

The Senate suspended decades-old rules Tuesday to get a sunset bill moving right along.  That move by Republicans upset Democrats who say it gives the public virtually no notice. On Capital Tonight at 7pm, we’ll discuss how that strategy is likely to remain all special session long.


House Talks Quorum Break:

Over in the lower chamber, a Republican called attention to a measure he wants passed to provide penalties if members break quorum. There’s been rumors that Democrats might do so. Rep. Tony Tinderholt, R-Arlington, has authored a measure to penalize any lawmaker who skips town. Hear from him at 7pm.


Lawmaker Panel:

We’ll also be joined by State Rep. Jason Villalba, R-Dallas, Rep. Matt Schaefer, R-Tyler and Rep. Chris Turner, D-Grand Prairie to get their take on the next 30 days.


DNC Chair Tom Perez:

The chair of the Democratic National Committee, Tom Perez, was in Austin Tuesday and stopped by the studio to talk Resistance Summer and what the national party is doing to help Texas Democrats become more competitive. Hear his full interview at 7pm.


Capital Tonight airs weeknights at 7pm.


Posted by Karina Kling