The Texas legislature adjourned in June, and it will not reconvene until 2015.
So it looks more like NO government rather than corrupted.
spoken by a person who probably doesn't travel much...
...in economy - I'm sure he travels plenty in business/first class where there is padding to spare.
1/16th isn't a standard fraction of an inch.
That may be, if you've never owned a ruler with inches.
In reality, a typical ruler has 1/2, 1/4, 1/8 and 1/16, and those are what people will use when denoting length. No one uses "mils" in the real world.