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Sat May 25, 2013, 02:22 PM

Capital Buzzes with Talk of Special Session

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/politics/texas_legislature/article/Capitol-buzzes-with-talk-of-special-session-4547703.php

AUSTIN — The Capitol was buzzing Friday with talk of Gov. Rick Perry calling a special session to deal with issues like redistricting, school choice and others left pending when the regular session ends Monday.

Perry is the only one who can call lawmakers into special session, and he'll set its agenda if he calls one.

He would not say Friday if that was his plan. “We're headed for the end of the session,” is all Perry said, though he earlier hinted a special session could occur if lawmakers didn't send him enough tax relief or investment in water infrastructure.

A laundry list of topics is possible for a potential special session agenda, including anti-abortion and pro-gun measures, expressing frustration that they were blocked in the regular session by Democrats, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said.

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Response to LeftInTX (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 02:41 PM

1. Nothing good will come of it.

The Reeps will force through the horrible redistricting map for one thing.

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Sat May 25, 2013, 03:08 PM

2. Let's not have a special session.

What's left undone is probably nothing compared to the evil they want to do.

If anything, let's see if we can get these 140 days every two years cut down some - say a couple weeks once a decade?

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