Lt. Gov. Dewhurst announced the appointment of the Senate Finance Committee, which is comprised of the same members from last year. Sen. Ogden announced that the Senate would begin budget hearings next Monday. Dewhurst further announced that the other Senate committees would be appointed late Thursday or Friday of this week. The Senate then began the process of convening as a Committee of the Whole to consider SB 14, the voter ID legislation.
The Senate is off to a quick start!