Texas Senate aiming to move divisive bills at breakneck pace
July 21, 2017
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Senate staged an unusual midnight floor session Thursday as conservatives who dominate the chamber rushed to revive abortion restrictions, school vouchers and a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people before opponents have time to mobilize against them.
Senators passed bills allowing the Texas Medical Board and other state agencies to continue operating during the opening moments of just the third day of its month-long special legislative session.
"It's a hurry because we have 30 days and 20 bills," Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, a former conservative talk radio...