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Lawmakers revisit transportation funding in third special session

Lawmakers ended their second special session of the summer July 30, only to be called right back that evening for a third session after the House and Senate could not agree on a way to fund the state’s highways. more »

Jul 31, 2013 At the Capitol 2 Comments

Transportation funding last roadblock to session end

With the time running out on the second special session set to end July 30, attention turns to transportation funding, and Gov. Rick Perry tells lawmakers he would love to see them go home "as soon as you get a transportation bill on my desk." more »

Jul 24, 2013 At the Capitol

Surrounded by Republican lawmakers, Gov. Rick Perry signs the state's new abortion regulations into law July 18.

Photo by Annie Drabicky

Perry signs new abortion restrictions into law

Gov. Rick Perry signed into law July 18 a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and strengthening the regulations placed on abortion clinics. Opponents vowed to challenge it in court. more »

Jul 18, 2013 At the Capitol

Lawmakers pass abortion, juvenile justice bills as second special session nears end

Lawmakers have made significant progress on all of Gov. Rick Perry’s agenda items during the second special session. They are poised to pass most of the agenda before the session must end on July 30. more »

Jul 17, 2013 At the Capitol

Dallas area legislators focus on bills including those dealing with public education, craft brew industry

During the 83rd Legislative Session, lawmakers worked to pass more than 1,400 new laws. Below is a roundup of some of what DFW-area lawmakers pushed for, passed or had rejected by their peers during the 140-day session. more »

Jul 15, 2013 At the Capitol

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