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Thursday, July 30, 2009

SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE SESSION BEGINS WEDNESDAY

Gov. Rick Perry called a special session of the Texas Legislature to start on July 1. The governor controls the agenda for any special session, and so far he has limited it to legislation to extend the life of five state agencies whose “sunset bills” failed at the end of the regular session. One of those agencies is the Texas Department of Insurance. He is also asking lawmakers to consider several issues related to financing for Texas highway projects. Already, legislators are asking the governor to add other items, such as expansion of the Children’s Health Insurance Program coverage, which died late during the regular session. Follow TMA’s daily or weekly Legislative News Hotline for all the details of the session.

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