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Updated: Senate Approves TWIA Bill, Awaits Fight

SEN. John Carona listens to debate on TWIA bill.
SEN. John Carona listens to debate on TWIA bill.

Like ringing the bell at the boxing ring, the Senate today approved a bill that is all but certain to restart a brawl with the House over how to reform the state's windstorm insurer of last resort. "I intend to fight for this tougher than I’ve ever fought for anything," said state Sen. John Carona.

Updated: Perry Adds TSA Anti-Groping Bill to Call

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Gov. Rick Perry speaking to reporters alongside House Speaker Joe Straus, center, and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst during a post-session press conference at the Texas Capitol on May 30, 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry speaking to reporters alongside House Speaker Joe Straus, center, and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst during a post-session press conference at the Texas Capitol on May 30, 2011.

Gov. Rick Perry has added Transportation Security Administration (TSA) anti-groping legislation to the agenda for the special legislative session.


Video: Perry's Speech in New Orleans

Gov. Rick Perry speaks to the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans on June 18, 2011
Gov. Rick Perry speaks to the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans on June 18, 2011

Gov. Rick Perry fired up the party faithful at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans on Saturday. Watch C-SPAN's video of his speech, which clearly shows he's nodding to a national audience.