Everything You Need to Know About Texas' Special Legislative Session

With a special session of the Texas legislature set to start Tuesday, here's what you need to know.What's the difference between regular and special legislative sessions?The Texas Legislature meets in regular session every odd-numbered year for 140 days, as per the state Constitution. A special session is an extra period of lawmaking, called at the discretion of the governor. Legislative machinations work similarly to the regular session, but the pace is much faster. Committees still have to pass the bills before they can reach the House and Senate floors, and they have to pass both chambers before heading to the Governor's desk.  Continue reading...

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