What Does Three-Fifths Rule Mean For Texas Legislature?

Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! What Does Three-Fifths Rule Mean For Texas Legislature? The Texas Senate this week abolished the requirement that two-thirds of Senators must vote for a bill to be debated on the floor. Republicans can now consider a bill without a single vote from one of the chamber’s 11 Democrats. The old two-thirds rule left Republicans one vote short of bringing up controversial bills for debate. It’s now a three-fifths rule to get legislation through – just 19 Senators can now force a debate on a bill at any time. That gives Republicans controlling majority over nearly every major upcoming vote this session. “Most of us think this is about Democrats versus Republicans, and it probably is,” says Bob Stein, political science professor at Rice University. University of St. Thomas Political Science Chairman Jon Taylor agrees that this could set the stage for fights between House Speaker Joe Straus and Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick.

Chris catches astonishing shots across so many different genres of photography including architecture, geometric, landscapes, silhouettes, portraits and even shots from everyday life. He has a fantastic eye for framing a shot and uses the contrast between light and dark to accentuate his photos. This shot of a two people fishing is incredibly unique. The rare matched color of the lake and the fog provides an amazing illusion that the canoe exists in vast vacuum of color. Very striking shot and one of my favorite from Instagram. Image by Chris Ozer is provided with permission by the artist. All rights reserved by Chris Ozer. Ryan Stancato is a creative professional from Chicago, IL who provides photography and entertainment marketing to the musis industry. He has worked with a number of bands to build awareness on their rise to the charts. What I love about Ryan is the lengths he goes to for a shot whether it is walking through burned out buildings or driving hours outside the city to find the perfect barn.

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His photography often captures the raw essence of his subjects whether people, places or things. Image is property of and all rights reserved by Ryan Stancato. Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account. No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites. Thanks for this great article! I love it. Great stuff! Black and white photography has always been something that captured me as an art form. Great depth of information. The choice of photographers and photographers is well thought out. Thank you, it was a labor of love. Thanks for the feedback. Thanks for sharing these amazing photographs with us! Great work – obviously a lo0t of time and energy went into it. I could spend hours looking at these photographs and all the details, but unfortunately I need to get back to work – Well done!

LaughingLady LM: Thanks LL. I am glad you enjoyed them. A great lens highlighting some wonderful photographers and their pictures. It must definitely have taken a lot of work to compile. Wonderful lens. I love these pictures and you’ve presented them beautifully. You are so right, these are amazing photos. I love the way that you have showcased them. 6 years ago from Birmingham, Al. Awesome! Thanks for sharing these great photographers. You have a good eye. Amazing. Love these photos. Especially the welsh waterfall. I didn’t even know they had waterfalls that big in Wales. Beautiful collection of photos! Entitled to your opinion but I think they are all top quality. I did not say best because I could never review all of the photographers on Instagram. These are all worth following because they share amazing photos. Euh I wouldn’t say 50 amazing photographers just 50 most followed ones.. There are exceptions, but srsly this selection’s quality is not top. Thanks for coming by and I am glad you enjoyed it. Very impressive. Thanks for taking the time to create this lens and share it. Aunt-Mollie: Thank you Aunt Mollie! This article is like walking through an art museum.

About the same time Nate and Phil had decided to call it quits in their band at the time called Watson Park. The Flight Station actually played one of their last shows with Watson Park, which was kind of funny I thought. But after taking some time off I got a call from Nate in late 2010 saying he had heard about our breakup and how him and Phil were putting together a new project and wanted to see if I was interested. At the time I honestly felt like I wouldn’t play in a band again and wanted to focus on my schooling and producing, but I finally gave in and one day and came to one of their practices. After picking up relatively quickly it became almost hauntingly clear how good the chemistry was between us and so I showed up for another practice. After about three more practices and writing our first song, we finally made it official and gave ourselves a name, The Getaway. I compare it to our first musical date that went well, so we started going steady and have been working like a well oiled machine ever since. I’ve never had such a shared vision of success as I do with these guys. And it’s not just how well we play together. It’s how we talk out all the details, communicate, work hard, share responsibility and lift each other up. That’s what I truly love about our band. It’s an amazingly collaborative effort. I’d never had that before. I was always the one guy trying to drag my band along, but now I have brothers to help me do it. That’s how I know this band has only the sky as its limit.