Lawmakers Looking for Direction in Gov. Greg Abbott's State of the State Address Today

AUSTIN -- Gov. Greg Abbott will deliver his assessment of the state's well-being and lay out his priorities for the ongoing legislative session in his State of the State address this morning.Abbott and his aides have been tight-lipped about the contents of Abbott's annual address, but most expect the governor to focus on immigration, child protective services and education. Lawmakers will also be listening for his guidance on one of the most controversial issues of the legislative session so far, the so-called bathroom bill, a priority of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who has zeroed in on a measure that would prohibit transgender Texans from using bathrooms that don't align with the gender on their birth certificate.Watch the speech live at 11 a.m.  Continue reading...

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