TX: Legislature Highlights

Houston Chronicle January 31, 2007 War resolution: Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston, hopes the Legislature will send a message of opposition to President Bush's planned escalation in the war in Iraq. Coleman filed a resolution Wednesday that, if passed, would ask Congress to block funding for the war. "Our state alone has lost 279 brave men and women serving in our armed forces since the start of the war," Coleman said.