To whom will Speaker Straus now cry about Texas Republican rubes?

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Robert Pratt

Governor Abbott finally filed the official call for a special session of Texas’  85th Legislature to begin Tuesday, 18 August. Special sessions run for a maximum of thirty days and if the work wanted doesn’t get accomplished a governor can call them back again and again.

As promised on 6 June, Governor Abbott listed the sunset legislation for the Texas Medical Board, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, and the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners as the item for the special session call.

As soon as the “Senate passes all bills necessary to extend the existence of the five state agencies referenced above, I intend to add to this first called session of the 85th Legislature the items I announced on June 6, 2017, including matters such as teacher compensation and retention practices, school finance reform, education options for students with special needs, property tax reform, constraining the growth of state and local government, municipal regulatory and annexation reforms, protection of property rights, privacy, the governmental collection of union dues, pro-life legislation, and mail-in ballot reforms,” the Governor added in the proclamation.

image: Joe Straus

Speaker Joe Straus

To facilitate the process, Governor Abbott added to the call that “bills related to the matters that I intend to add to this first called session of the 85th Legislature may be filed and may begin to be considered by the legislature before those matters are added to the call.”

I guess the question now is to which far-Leftwing East Coast journalists will putative Republican Speaker of the House Joe Straus continue to cry and pal around with lamenting all those horrible Texas Republican rubes who actually believe the things they say they favor when campaigning.

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