Alan Greenblatt is a GOVERNING correspondent.E-mail: email@example.com
There's no end to revolving door stories. This Houston Chronicle piece offers a good look at how prevalent the practice has become in Texas -- 70 former lawmakers are registered as lobbyists -- but focuses on a few specific cases to show how legislators and judges are no longer bothering to complete their terms before cashing in.
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