The Texas Tribune reports:
Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday that the second special legislative session will begin at noon Saturday — and with an expanded agenda.
The 17-item agenda still includes well-known Abbott priorities like the election bill that caused House Democrats to flee the state at the start of the first special session, which ends Friday. But it also features six additions, including the spending of federal COVID-19 relief funds and potentially changing the legislative rules regarding quorums.
None of the proposals, however, can reach Abbott’s desk unless the Democrats return from Washington, D.C., and they have not revealed their plan for after Friday.
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🚨BREAKING: Texas Gov. Abbott announces the next special session of the #txlege will begin this Saturday, August 7th. The agenda for the session includes elections and legislation related to “legislative quorum requirements.”👀👀👀
Read the agenda here: https://t.co/C46SvZBhfj
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Texas Gov. Abbott calls new special session to push voting restrictions that Democrats have blocked by fleeing the state https://t.co/7GEJfys9Pi
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