Abbott Bogs Down Special Session With Do-overs on Legislative Losses

Gov. Greg Abbott had it in his power to avoid what likely will be a contentious special session next month. His lack of leadership, we fear, is going to cost the state.The governor had an opportunity to limit the special session to reauthorizing the Texas Medical Board and a few other must-pass items that a distracted Legislature failed to handle in the recently concluded regular session. Instead, he tacked a slew of new, old and previously defeated measures under the banner of legislative emergencies, including a zombie-like rebirth of the defeated bathroom bill. It's a pity.   Continue reading...

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