The top local stories this morning from KERA News: The Texas Legislature is scheduled to adjourn today, but it remains to be seen whether lawmakers will be called back for a special session.
The Legislature passed a two-year budget Saturday, the one bill they’re constitutionally required to pass. But the two chambers still have to pass a bill that keeps crucial state agencies open.
Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick wants a special session if bills on property tax reform and transgender public bathroom use aren’t passed. Governor Greg Abbott also wants action on property tax reform. Only Abbott can call a special session. He has yet to say if he’ll do it.
Other stories this morning:
- Among the bills now awaiting the Governor’s signature include a school policy bill with an amendment on the fate of Dallas County Schools.
- Even though people sleep less as they age, it doesn’t mean they need less sleep.
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