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Quorum-Buster Ponders Craddick's Fate
Will the House Speaker keep his job, or will the Craddick casualties see him get his comeuppance?
"...Take Rep. Pat Haggerty, R-El Paso, who led the quorum-busting Craddick-baiting walkout during the closing hours of the last..."

Oct. 17, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

What Would Dunnam Do?
Advice to Wisconsin from the man that took Dems to Ardmore
"...Wisconsin lawmakers, and now Democrats in Indiana are using quorum-busting targets to break the GOP's anti-worker strategies. But Texas..."

Feb. 23, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Texas Dems Take the Voting Rights Fight to D.C.
Breaking quorum again, lawmakers leave state to thwart Abbott's restrictive bill
"...that afternoon, House Democrats had agreed to a self-funded quorum-busting jaunt to D.C., where they would press their counterparts..."

July 16, 2021 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

This Way to the Big Top!
From budget disaster to hysterical bloodletting, the legislative circus is back in town
"...the man that led the Killer Ds on their quorum-busting flight to Oklahoma in 2003 and orchestrated the 2009..."

Jan. 14, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

'Mr. Speaker, You Are Here Because We Put You Here'
In a show of grand theatrics, Rep. Haggerty holds his own vote on Tom Craddick and busts the House quorum.
"...R-El Paso, began a speech that ended with a quorum-busting mass walkout that may have further damaged the career..."

May 28, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
Beyond City Limits
"...Since the Dems were breaking no laws in their quorum-busting walkout, the DPS defense is that it's only following..."

May 30, 2003 News Feature

Page Two
"...jailed for contempt. What would be his take on quorum-busting? Although the right often trots out an anti-government-spending speech..."

May 23, 2003 Column by Louis Black

Top Austin Headlines of 2021: Whole Lotta Lege News, Mostly Bad
May 30: Texas House Democrats walk out en masse at the end of the regular session, thwarting (for a while) not only “election integrity” legislation but also a ban on trans student athletes
"...wasn't until the third special session in September, after quorum-busting House Dems returned to the Capitol following a summer..."

Dec. 17, 2021 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

We Have an Issue: Ding-Dong, Another Brutal Legislative Session Is Behind Us
This week's Sine Die cover package explores the ups and downs (mostly downs) of the 87th Texas Legislature
"...how Austinites choose to fund their police department. The quorum-busting walkout at least denied the GOP an unimpeded slide..."

June 4, 2021 Column by Kimberley Jones

Texas Redistricting: A Timeline
"...it, Democratic lawmakers twice flee the state in a quorum-busting endeavor, but their attempts to delay the inevitable fail...."

March 9, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Republicans Denied a Supermajority (Again)
Austin Rep. Donna Howard's seat may mean as much to the state as it does to her district
"...Texas politics. They couldn't even repeat the famous 2003 quorum-busting trip to Ard­more, Okla. (see "The House Adjourns to..."

Dec. 10, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Carole's Greatest Hits
When Strayhorn was Rylander on the LRB, she screwed Travis County
"...GOP congressional majority, it slithered into law only after quorum-busting trips out-of-state by House (Ardmore, Okla.) and Senate (Albuquerque,..."

April 17, 2009 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Legends of Texas Letters Reflect on 'The Gay Place'
ACC's Carnival ah! hosts a Billy Lee Brammer retrospective
"...who helped lead the Killer Bees in its Senate quorum-busting move in 1979. The Chron's Film News columnist Joe..."

March 31, 2009 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

Too Late for Noriega?
Noriega gaining traction in last leg of race
"...House Demo­crats to Ard­more, Okla., in 2003 – a quorum-busting attempt to block Tom DeLay's infamous pro-Republican, middecade redistricting..."

Oct. 24, 2008 News Feature by Lee Nichols

The Interactive Road-Map to Victory
Lone Star Project lays out the House seats the Dems will target come November
"...Pat Haggerty for leading the (Best of Austin winning) quorum-busting walk-out last session. That could mean a clear(er) path..."

June 3, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Best Political Theatre
Rep. Pat Haggerty's Quorum-Busting Walk-Out

Oct. 12, 2007 Best of Austin Feature

Point Austin: Craddick Unbound
The House speaker retains his chair, but at what cost?
"...the House on Tom Craddick's speakership, leading an impromptu, quorum-busting walkout...."

June 1, 2007 News Column by Michael King

Lege Notes
Odds and ends (mostly odds) from the 79th
"...Ardmore all the more delicious. To commemorate that momentous quorum-busting maneuver, former Mayor Kirk Watson will host a celebration..."

May 6, 2005 News Column

Has the Bleeding Stopped?
The House races may mark the roots of a Dem revival
"...a backlash over his involvement in the House Democrats' quorum-busting exile to Ardmore...."

Nov. 5, 2004 News Feature by Michael King

Best News Story
Killer D's
"...saga of Tom DeLay’s midcensus redistricting racket and the quorum-busting Killer D’s could go down as the moment when..."

Sept. 26, 2003 Best of Austin Feature

Best Scandal
TIE: Redistricting, Killer D's
"...saga of Tom DeLay’s midcensus redistricting racket and the quorum-busting Killer D’s could go down as the moment when..."

Sept. 26, 2003 Best of Austin Feature

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