Special session revives racial tensions, 'bathroom bill'
July 16, 2017
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When we last saw the Texas Legislature, raucous protesters opposing the new "sanctuary city" ban prompted officials to clear the House gallery and sparked a floor scuffle that ended with one lawmaker threatening to shoot another.
Gunplay shouldn't be a part of the 30-day special session that Gov. Greg Abbott has convened starting Tuesday at 10 am. But many of the same divisive issues that saw the regular session conclude with embarrassing national headlines will be.
Abbott has packed the overtime session with 20 things he wants passed and could call another if he does...