Scorecard: Where Gov. Abbott's Special Session Agenda Stands

AUSTIN — The Senate and its president, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, have been working at top speed to pass the 20 items on Gov. Greg Abbott's agenda for the special legislative session.The chamber approved 18 bills in just the first week by working late into the nights and through the weekend. Much of the agenda Abbott laid out in June aligns with conservative proposals Patrick pushed during the regular session.The House, on the other hand, is moving at a slower pace, a strategy House Speaker Joe Straus has called "deliberate."  Continue reading...

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