It is unclear whether the Texas Legislature will return for additional special legislative sessions to address issues left on the table.
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Once again, the proposed constitutional amendment failed to receive the necessary support of lawmakers.
No items on Gov. Abbott’s agenda have made it through the entirety of the legislative process.
More than one week into the ongoing special session, both legislative chambers are on two completely different ends of progress.
The additional items include property tax relief and a constitutional amendment related to bail reform.
Whether those unfinished priorities will be put on a future special session call is unclear, but the legislative stalemate between parties on issues like election integrity has finally reached its conclusion.
With less than a week left in the ongoing special session, legislative prospects look bleak for the issue of bail reform.
With just a handful of items remaining for the Senate to consider on Abbott’s agenda, they will potentially finish their work within days.
Only four days into the session, Senate committees have considered almost all bills on the agenda, and the full chamber has already voted out several of them.
Republican leadership has been reluctant to do anything to compel absent lawmakers to return. How will they bring them back to the table?