Most Action in Senate on Special Session's Final Day

Tuesday marks the last day of a 30-day special legislative session in Texas that started with a political focus but later veered into more emotional territory.

Gov. Rick Perry initially put only redistricting legislation on the special session agenda. He later added three more issues, including abortion.

With less than 24 hours to go, the fate of multiple items on the agenda lies in the Senate, where the prospect of a filibuster on abortion legislation could kill that measure, as well as others depending on how Senate leaders handle the threat. That could pave the way for Perry calling a ...

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