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Texas’ GOP leadership already at odds over plans for special legislative session

Since House Democrats staged a walkout that killed Republicans’ priority elections bill for the regular session, the governor and the leaders of the state House and Senate have diverged notably in interviews about how they are approaching the overtime round.

The sun sets on the state Capitol in Austin, on May 27, 2021.

The elections bill redo

Special session wish lists

Tensions flaring

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Politics State government Dade Phelan Dan Patrick Greg Abbott Texas Legislature