With more than half of the legislative session in the rearview mirror, Texas’ insurance commissioner isn’t spending much time trying to win over state senators — even though she needs their support to keep her job.
Insurance Commissioner Eleanor Kitzman, who was appointed by Gov. Rick Perry in the interim between legislative sessions, must receive the blessing of two-thirds of the Texas Senate within the next two months. But the commissioner, known for being tough and terse, has taken a couple of controversial stands lately that aren’t winning her any friends.
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