Texas Gov. Greg Abbott won't rule out including a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people if he chooses to call lawmakers back to work for a special legislative session.
Abbott said Wednesday he's still waiting for the state comptroller to certify a budget approved during the regular 140-day session that just concluded.
Abbott said he's still going through hundreds of bills passed by lawmakers as he considers signing some and vetoing others.
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The governor says once that's finished, he'll make an announcement "as soon as feasible." He didn't repeat previous assertions that he'd announce a decision later this week.
Asked about reviving the bathroom bill, Abbott replied, "It is premature to say what, if anything, will be on a special session call."