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Round Three: Will Dems Break Quorum to Stall Abortion Regs Measures?
Dems say all legal options on table to halt bad bills
"...would be ready to walk out – to break quorum – in order to stop the measure from moving..."

July 1, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Qmmunity: Anti-Trans Bill Starts Moving With Quorum Restored
Plus, queer film fest aGLIFF kicks off hybrid festival and more queer events
"...comeback. Almost immediately after the Texas Legislature established a quorum last week following the return of certain House Democrats,..."

Aug. 27, 2021 Column by Beth Sullivan

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

Nonconsensual
City Council wrestles with itself over bonds, spending
"...After last week’s very strange meeting – quorum-less with a quorum – this week’s (June 16) City..."

June 15, 2016 News Post by Michael King

Dems Dig In for a Long Stay in D.C.
Quorum-breakers hone message, try to dodge COVID
"...long haul in Washington, D.C., as the group of quorum-breakers works to refine for a national audience its message..."

July 23, 2021 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Texas Dems Take the Voting Rights Fight to D.C.
Breaking quorum again, lawmakers leave state to thwart Abbott's restrictive bill
"...are familiar by now: In May, House Democrats broke quorum – that is, they left the Texas Capitol so..."

July 16, 2021 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

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

Point Austin: Hall Monitors Needed
If a council quorum is now two, maybe chaperones are in order?
"...public – an interpretation that would effectively establish a quorum of two. As Aleshire sees the current practice, "All..."

Feb. 11, 2011 News Column by Michael King

Best Wise Old(ish) Man of the Capitol
Harvey Kronberg's Quorum Report
"...Harvey Kronberg always jokes that the reason he owns Quorum Report is so he'd finally have a job no..."

Sept. 4, 2009 Best of Austin Feature

With a Possible Update to the Texas Open Meetings Act, Former Council Members Recall Local Scandal
How a misunderstanding changed Austin politics
"...down by the state's highest criminal court, governing "walking quorums" – serial private meetings of public officials that allow..."

April 19, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Capitol Chronicle
Threatened with arrest, the Senate Democrats fly to New Mexico.
"...devoted to the program.) In the absence of a quorum, Palestine's Todd Staples made the pro forma motion to..."

Aug. 1, 2003 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: The Law Is a Ass
The Great Open Meetings Scandal comes to its legalized conclusion
"...to keep discussions among three or fewer members (a non-quorum), or didn't count votes on the myriad matters under..."

Oct. 26, 2012 News Column by Michael King

The House Adjourns to Oklahoma
The House Dems may be losing the legislative wars, but they're finally winning the PR battle.
"...Constitution and House rules, 100 House members constitute a quorum sufficient for any legislative action. There are 62 Democrats..."

May 16, 2003 News Column by Michael King

Georgetown Smackdown
Suburbanites Wrestle Over Managed Growth, Smart Growth, and "Stupid Growth"
"...focus of development negotiations between the city and Dallas-based Quorum Equities Group LLC, which wanted to build large-scale retail..."

Aug. 17, 2001 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Austin at Large: One Step Forward, Two Steps ...
The Texas Democrats walk back their walkout amid hard feelings, flashes of hope
"...Thursday, for the first time in six weeks, a quorum was deemed present (maybe not really, but that's moot..."

Aug. 27, 2021 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

House Dems' 11th-Hour Walkout Stops SB7 In Its Tracks
"Election integrity" bill stymied (for now) as session ends
"...became clear the GOP majority did not have a quorum present – 100 (two thirds) of the House's 150..."

May 31, 2021 News Post by Benton Graham

Albuquerque or Bust!
The Texas Senate Democrats make a stand in New Mexico against congressional redistricting.
"...will take (until Aug. 26) to prevent a Senate quorum and completely shut down Gov. Rick Perry's second special..."

Aug. 8, 2003 News Column by Michael King

High Court Turns Back Open Meetings Act
Rules that snared City Council thrown out
"...body from meeting privately in numbers fewer than a quorum to discuss official business as a means of evading..."

March 8, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Does the Open Meetings Act Go Too Far?
Pflugerville joins other Texas cities in challenging portions of the Texas Open Meetings Act
"...even the odd concept of a rolling or walking quorum, where a series of disconnected conversations can equate to..."

Jan. 8, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

On the Lege
The last days of the session: a rebellion and a budget
"...that the diminishing number of pro-Craddick members would break quorum to prevent any more oppositional antics. "There goes Dutton!"..."

June 1, 2007 News Column by Amy Smith

Ardmore Remembered
The Democrats gather at Scholz Garten to celebrate the Ardmore anniversary
"...May 12 occasion, timed to commemorate last year's House quorum-break and run for the Oklahoma border by 53 Democrats,..."

May 21, 2004 News Feature by Michael King

On the Lege
Perry calls a third special re-redistricting session, and the Dems explore their options.
"...during the second-called session? In theory, Whitmire delivers a quorum -- but will they try to make him pay..."

Sept. 12, 2003 News Column by Michael King

On the Lege
The second special session ends with a whimper, but the re-redistricting battle rages elsewhere
"...unnoticed that the House also could not muster a quorum in its final meetings, lacking not only many Democrats..."

Aug. 29, 2003 News Column by Michael King

On The Lege
The GOP Senate tightens the screws on the absent Texas 11.
"...clear, of course, that the 19 Republicans, absent a quorum of 21, have the authority to do much of..."

Aug. 22, 2003 News Column by Michael King

On the Lege
The Senate stands at ease, and the House steamrolls easily.
"..."a fair congressional map." In the absence of a quorum, the GOP senators soon dwindled away...."

Aug. 1, 2003 News Column by Michael King

Capitol Chronicle
Chapter Two: The Re-Redistricting Hearings Produce Much Heat, Little Light
"...Chairman Joe Crabb, R-Atascocita, was unable to establish a quorum. With Villarreal in San Antonio, and Waxahachie Republican Jim..."

July 4, 2003 News Column by Michael King

Why We are Here -- Working to Defend Texas
The "quorum-busting" Democrats defend their actions.
"...The 53 Democrats who initially "busted the quorum" in the Texas House of Representatives and traveled to..."

May 16, 2003 News Column

Power Outage
The Council Discharged
"...his royal highness launched the meeting without the necessary quorum. Five minutes later, Garcia had to settle for an..."

June 14, 1996 News Column by Alex de Marban

Austin at Large: Be of Good Cheer, Be Not Afraid
When venomous fear becomes a weapon, we ourselves can become the antidote
"...into custody and dragged to the chamber to make quorum is really, really low, because Texas is not Belarus,..."

Aug. 13, 2021 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Voting Rights Action
Texas Dems storm the Capitol (peacefully!)
"...three weeks after Democrats in the Texas House broke quorum and walked out to scuttle Senate Bill 7, an..."

June 25, 2021 News Feature by Clara Ence Morse

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