Feel-good terms like “civil discourse,” “good will,” and “bipartisan” weren’t exactly on the tips of lawmakers’ tongues two years ago, but they sure are now.
And in an unusual display of unity, just about all of the 41 new members of the Texas House have been wearing purple — a combination of Republican red and Democratic blue — every Thursday to help get them into the spirit of bipartisan harmony. These “purple Thursdays” have even started to catch on among more senior members and legislative staffers.
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