Published: Mon, June 05, 2017
USA | By Kelli Rowe

Showdown at the Capitol over bathroom bill


And while most House and Senate members are going home and not costing the state the estimated $35,000 per day that the Legislature is in session, leaders in both the majority and minority parties are staying and participating in a sort of shuttle diplomacy with Gov. Jim Justice.

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Perry, now USA energy secretary, appeared in the Texas Senate on Thursday for a ceremony that honored his father, James "Ray" Perry, a former longtime county commissioner who died late last month at age 92.

Talk of a special session has consumed the Legislature in recent days, especially following Patrick's ultimatum to the House.

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The Texas Tribune reports that opponents to the bill fear it will lead to an increase in racial profiling. Although police forcefully removed about a dozen protesters, none were arrested, according to organizers.


Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has repeatedly suggested that the bill is a top priority for him. Later, he added, "The House under the speaker's leadership has been slow". "I'm just allowing it to happen". Patrick said the fix - a "Hail Mary", he called it - was insufficient and the Senate wouldn't act on it.

All six bills, however, were being postponed, caught in the crossfire of a partisan budget dispute that has set the House chamber on edge. He said the amendment continues the agencies but not laws undergirding them.

The pursuit of a so-called bathroom bill in Texas has roiled the Legislature for months, igniting opposition from the National Basketball Association, major corporations and LGBT rights groups. Standing behind Abbott, from left, Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath, Rep. Gary VanDeaver, Sen.

Straus said that legislation would lead to billions of dollars in losses for the state.

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Patrick also declared, "We will be in a special session caused by Joe Straus himself".

Back in the House, Gonzales passed out printed copies of the House amendment and underlined language that would nullify Taylor's claims about the government code.

As the Texas Legislature heads into its final weekend before the regular session ends Monday, lots of parts at the Capitol are still churning.

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They continued: "Finally after much heartache and sadness we are in a position at last to bring our babies home where they belong. NYPD spokesman Peter Donald said: "We're monitoring the situation in London and we're in touch with British authorities".


State lawmakers have given Texas Motor Speedway a big helping hand if the state's premier stock-car track wants to lobby for NASCAR's All-Star race and season-ending championship. Longley said. "There'd be no statute that says you have to do anything to be a doctor". Routine procedural proposals to extend the life of five Texas agencies — including medical oversight — previously stalled in the Texas House, after some of the chamber's most conservative members killed every item on a legislative calendar that was supposed to be non-controversial. At a Texas Tribune event earlier Thursday, two Republican senators - Konni Burton of Colleyville and Bryan Hughes of Mineola - predicted a special session was more likely than not at this point.

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