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Overhaul of state bail system on the rocks after Democrats break quorum

A proposal for overhauling the Texas bail system gained steam at the legislature over the weekend before stalling dead in its tracks Monday when Democrats left the state to deny GOP lawmakers a quorum.

The quorum break targeted an unrelated election bill similar to Senate Bill 7, which Democrats killed using the same quorum-busting tactic in May. But the walkout was also welcome news to opponents of Senate Bill 6 and House Bill 2, identical bail bills that passed out of separate committees of the House and Senate during marathon hearings Saturday.

Read more at The Austin Bulldog.

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