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Texas Legislature 2023

Special session on school vouchers begins with Republicans in disarray

Gov. Greg Abbott needs a delicate coalition of Republicans to pass his top priority. But the House and Senate leaders aren’t getting along.

Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan gavels in the House for a third called special session on October 9, 2023.

Democrats show united front

State Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer speaks at a press conference held by House Democrats at a press conference stating their continued opposition to school vouchers, at the state Capitol on Oct. 9, 2023, an hour before the 3rd special session convenes at the Texas Capitol.

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Politics Public education State government Dade Phelan Dan Patrick Greg Abbott Texas House of Representatives Texas Legislature Texas Senate