Once upon a time, the Harris County Commissioners Court meetings were pretty sedate affairs. But that changed this past January. Sessions that once lasted 30 minutes have turned into eight-hour marathons. Differences between court members once kept behind the scenes have flared into open, bitter arguments. Where consensus was common, there is now an endless series of partisan votes – where the Democratic majority invariably wins.
Harris County Commissioners Court: The Pros And Cons Of Total Transparency
Marathon, often-bitter court meetings have become the norm under County Judge Lina Hidalgo. Here’s why.