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Source of Senate's speed in special session? "Pizza and soda pop" (video)

Donning an apron, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick offered senators dinner for coming back in the early morning hours Thursday to vote out two special session bills that would extend the life of five state agencies.

In the Texas Political Roundup: The Senate is moving bills in the special session at a breakneck pace, and a Senate committee will soon take up measures that would regulate the which bathrooms transgender Texans can use. Plus, the state of Texas is headed to court to defend an abortion law legislators passed in the spring.

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