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Governor Abbott Calls July Special Session of Legislature

Governor Greg Abbott has called a special session of the Texas Legislature for July 13th.

According to the Texas Tribune, Abbott has called the session for July 13th to address issues that were not addressed by the Legislature during the regular session. Items that will be discussed during the special session include: Sunset legislation, Teacher pay increase of $1,000, Administrative flexibility in teacher hiring and retention practices, School finance reform commission, School choice for special needs students, Property tax reform, Caps on state and local spending, Preventing cities from regulating what property owners do with trees on private land, Preventing local governments from changing rules midway through construction projects, Speeding up local government permitting process, Municipal annexation reform, Texting while driving preemption, Privacy, Prohibition of taxpayer dollars to collect union dues, Prohibition of taxpayer funding for abortion providers, Pro-life insurance reform, Strengthening abortion reporting requirements when health complications arise, Strengthening patient protections relating to do-not-resuscitate orders, Cracking down on mail-in ballot fraud, and Extending maternal mortality task force.

Seven Propositions to Appear on November Texas Constitution Ballot

Hinojosa to Appear in Amarillo