What other reasons would Texas lawmakers have for not wanting to reform the legislature from a part-time to a full-time legislative body?

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When you post a question asking what other reasons there are, please tell us what reasons you already have.  Otherwise, we won't know which ones are "other" reasons.

I have attached a link to a newspaper article (from Pittsburgh, PA of all places) that gives Gov. Rick Perry's reasons for not wanting a full-time legislature.  Basically, he has two very closely connected reasons:

  • There is too much government already.  He says that if the legislature were full-time, the legislators would feel the need to pass even more laws.  That would make for a more intrusive government.
  • It would cost too much.  Perry says that all of these new laws would end up forcing the government to set up all kinds of new programs and hire all kinds of new people and that would be too expensive.

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