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Governor Abbott May Call Special Session

Governor Greg Abbott will make an announcement tomorrow regarding whether a special session for the Texas Legislature will be called.

Abbott will make the official announcement tomorrow regarding the special legislative session. Certain legislators and political groups have been asking the governor to call a special session after the failure to pass for a number of bills.

If Abbott calls the session, he will have the authority to set the agenda for which topics will be discussed, according to the Austin-American Statesman.

According to the Statesman, topics that could be discussed if a special legislative session is called include: property tax reform, ethics reform, a "bathroom bill," and the continuation of several state agencies including the Texas Medical Board.

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