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Tuesday, Jun 6, 2017

Gov. Abbott Announces Special Legislative Session

Gov. Abbott Announces Special Legislative Session

Gov. Greg Abbott announced a special session of the state legislature Tuesday and listed his priorities for lawmakers to address.

Tuesday, Jun 6, 2017

Raw Video: Gov. Abbott Calls for Special Legislative Session

Raw Video: Gov. Abbott Calls for Special Legislative Session

Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday he was recalling lawmakers to Austin for a special session of the state Legislature.

Tuesday, Jun 6, 2017

Gov. Abbott Signs Texting While Driving Ban Into Law

Gov. Abbott Signs Texting While Driving Ban Into Law

Texting while driving will soon be illegal in Texas.

Wednesday, Jun 7, 2017

Gov. Abbott Revives Bathroom Bill in Special Session

Gov. Abbott Revives Bathroom Bill in Special Session

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is reviving a so-called "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people after the last try ended with Republican lawmakers angry and deadlocked.

Tuesday, Jun 6, 2017

Gov. Abbott Calls for Special Session

Gov. Abbott Calls for Special Session

The office of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday he was recalling lawmakers to Austin for a special session of the state Legislature.

Thursday, Jun 1, 2017

State Rep. Matt Rinaldi Speaks Out on House Floor Scuffle

State Rep. Matt Rinaldi Speaks Out on House Floor Scuffle

A North Texas lawmaker who was in the middle of the near fight on the House floor after calling immigration officers on protesters is speaking out about the incident.

Thursday, Jun 1, 2017

Raw Video: State Rep. Matt Rinaldi on Legislative Session

Raw Video: State Rep. Matt Rinaldi on Legislative Session

State Rep. Matt Rinaldi, R-Irving, discusses the recent legislative session, his role in a fight on the House floor, and looks ahead to the 2018 re-election campaign.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Lt. Gov. Patrick Fights for Property Tax, Privacy Bills

Lt. Gov. Patrick Fights for Property Tax, Privacy Bills

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says he is hopeful that property tax reform and the Texas Privacy Act get further attention if there is a special session.

Thursday, Jun 1, 2017

Lt. Gov. Dissects 85th Legislative Session

Lt. Gov. Dissects 85th Legislative Session

NBC 5 political reporter Julie Fine spoke with Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick about a possible special session.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Governor Signs Sweeping Child Welfare Overhaul Into Law

Governor Signs Sweeping Child Welfare Overhaul Into Law

Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a trio of new laws meant to improve Texas' troubled foster care system.