A special session of the Texas State Legislature convened on Thursday to address several unfinished legislative priorities of Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX), including an election integrity bill that was thwarted in the last hours of the 2021 regular session by the walkout of Democratic State Legislators.
“The 87th Legislative Session was a monumental success for the people of Texas, but we have unfinished business to ensure that Texas remains the most exceptional state in America,” Gov. Abbott, who called for the special session, said in a statement released on Wednesday.
Two of my emergency items, along with other important legislation, did not make it to my desk during the regular session, and we have a responsibility to finish the job on behalf of all Texans. These Special Session priority items put the people of Texas first and will keep the Lone Star State on a path