Texas, throughout its history, has favored the presence of a part-time legislature. Is this a good idea, or an artifact from the past? Read the following articles: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/06/us/politics/bill-pushes-for-more-legislative-sessions-in-texas.html?_r=1& http://www.ncsl.org/legislatures-elections/legislatures/annual-versus-biennial-legislative-sessions.aspx http://ncsl.typepad.com/the_thicket/2013/02/full-time-or-part-time-legislature-which-is-better.html http://www.texastribune.org/2013/02/14/part-time-legislature-can-create-financial-hardshi/ Begin your debate with an intial post that considers: What are the most compelling reapons for have a part-time OR full-time legialture? Would you replace the current system in Texas? With what (if anything)? Is change likely in Texas? Let the debate ensue from there!