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by Richard_B
Mon May 27, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Dewhurst talks up special session, including gun bill(s)
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Re: Dewhurst talks up special session, including gun bill(s)

jmra wrote:
J.R.@A&M wrote:So does this weekend's budget deal lessen the chance of a special session?
Not based on some of the articles I've read. They still need to tackle district mapping among other things.
The question in my mind is whether the Lt. Gov. and some Senators will ask the Gov. to include some of the bills that Speaker Straus bottled up in committee. With no 2/3rds majority required to get bills to the Senate floor in a special session there would be an opportunity to get a vote on them without the Dems having the ability to keep them off the floor. In the House, Speaker Straus would be tempting fate to block bills sent over from the Senate the way he did in the about to adjourn regular session.

I should hope that it would be possible to recruit a couple of Senators to sponsor the bills.

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