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Texas Legislature 2021

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says he won’t doom police regulating agency to force a special session

The leader of the Senate gave himself leverage to force a special legislative session when he neglected to pass a bill to extend the life of the regulating agency for Texas law enforcement. But after blowback from the governor, Patrick said “we’re not holding anything hostage.”

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick presides over session on the Senate floor at the state Capitol on May 25, 2021.

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