Capitol regulars have talked for weeks now about how slow this legislative session has been, with few fiery debates, no late nights and lots of unfinished business.
But with only 30 days left in the session, legislators will be looking to pick up the pace, maybe even working next Saturday.
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CORRECTIONS: A previous version of this story said House members are hearing about 61 percent fewer bills on the floor than they did at this point last session; House members are hearing about 38 percent fewer bills. It also incorrectly attributed a statement to conservative blogger Michael Quinn Sullivan, who was quoting Texas Monthly political editor Paul Burka when he wrote that House Speaker Joe Straus has bottled up controversial legislation because he doesn't want "tea party freshmen to do their thing."