Senate passes SB1

Texas

Senate Democrats Dig In Heels To Delay Votes On GOP Priorities

Posted on · Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick sought to push some of his top priorities for the special session to a floor vote, including property tax reform and transgender bathroom restrictions. The minority Democrats used procedural roadblocks to slow the process to a crawl.

Texas

Abbott Makes Sunset Bill Top Priority For Special Session

Posted on · Legislation to extend the life of state licensing agencies, including the Texas Medical Board, fell victim to end-of-session wrangling between Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and House Speaker Joe Straus over the bathroom bill and property tax relief. Governor Greg Abbott is determined not to let that happen again.