News For Monday, May 27, 2013

Dewhurst Calls for Conservative Priorities in Special Session

Gov. Rick Perry, c, talks with Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and House Speaker Joe Straus after a military memorial ceremony in the Texas House chamber on May 25, 2013.
Gov. Rick Perry, c, talks with Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and House Speaker Joe Straus after a military memorial ceremony in the Texas House chamber on May 25, 2013.

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is urging Gov. Rick Perry to include a variety of conservative issues, such as the "fetal pain" and campus-carry measures, in the special session that Perry announced Monday. 

 

 

 

Perry Calls Special Legislative Session

Gov. Rick Perry leaves the House chamber after speaking and visiting with members on May 13, 2013.
Gov. Rick Perry leaves the House chamber after speaking and visiting with members on May 13, 2013.

Gov. Rick Perry called lawmakers back into an immediate special session to consider redistricting for the Legislature and the Texans serving in Congress. But some legislators want him to expand the call to other issues.