Will Kent Williams Have His Vengeance?

House Speaker Kent Williams may shuffle some committee assignments for the upcoming legislative session. The ostensible reason is finding a place for new members from two special elections and an effort to improve committee assignments for some newer members facing tough re-election fights.

When it happens it will be interesting to see if the new plums are handed out at the expense of some of Williams harshest critics within the Republican caucus. Caucus Chair Glen Casada, for instance, serves on both the Commerce Committee and the Finance Ways and Means Committee, two choice assignments for a guy who has joined with Republican leader Jason Mumpower to try (unsuccessfully) to oust Williams from the Republican caucus.