Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has demanded an overtime session next month, leaving Gov. Greg Abbott with only tough choices.
According to a report by the Dallas Morning News, Patrick’s call for a special session aimed to rescue three bills that are popular with GOP activists, one of which is a transgender sports bill.
Two hours after Patrick’s tweet demanding a special session, Abbott responded with a tweet and a press release saying that there is still time “to get important conservative legislation to my desk.”
The session ends Monday, the Dallas Morning News reported.
If no last-minute deals with Patrick are made, the Dallas Morning News reported that Abbott must decide what to do about the lieutenant governor’s call for a special session in June, which would thwart Abbott's plan to host reenactments of bill signings before TV cameras around the state.
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Patrick's June special session is aimed at reviving three GOP-base priority items killed in the House, the Dallas Morning News reported.
The bills include a bill targeting transgender student-athletes, and two others banning taxpayer-funded lobbying and social media censorship.
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