How will Texas lawmakers keep people safe without stifling the public’s voice?
On any given day during the Texas legislative session, you’ll see hundreds of people inside the Capitol.
Representatives and senators will be on the floor, flanked by staff members. Members of the public and advocates will pack committee rooms waiting to testify. Reporters will be staked out chronicling the news.
This year, things are likely to look different as lawmakers meet in the middle of a pandemic. But exactly how the Legislature will function while keeping people safe and also making sure the public’s voice isn’t stifled remains unclear.