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By Bud Kennedy, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News
Jun. 4--NOT SOFT ON CRIME -- JUST MORE SENSIBLE ABOUT IT: The Texas Legislature may have done something right after all.
In a last-minute flurry of frenzied lawmaking, the Legislature passed bills that would, among other things, outlaw smuggling a cactus and toughen the punishment for attacking a sports referee or athlete.
Does this mean no more folding-chair sneak attacks in wrestling?
Seriously, though, this much-doubted Legislature has decided that -- if the governor agrees -- first-time drug offenders will no longer go to state prison.
They'll go see a doctor.
Rep. Ray Allen, R-Grand Prairie, won unanimous backing in both the House and Senate for …