In In re Turner, the Texas Supreme Court denied a mandamus petition about the Governor’s line-item veto of Legislative funding, observing: “While the interference by one branch of government with the effectual function of another raises concerns of separation

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Solving several years of mischief arising from unclear statutory language, the governor recently signed an amended version of Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code § 38.001 to clarify when attorneys’ fees may be recovered in breach-of-contract actions. It is effective

“We hold that an amended or supplemental pleading that asserts the same legal claims or theories by and against the same parties and based on the same essential facts alleged in a prior pleading asserts the same ‘legal action’ to