Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday called a special session of the Texas Legislature starting July 18. Abbott said that after legislators address a bill to keep some state agencies from shuttering, he'll add another 19 items to the agenda.
As speculation over a potential special legislative session has mounted this past week, Gov. Greg Abbott may be calling one later today. The governor is holding a press conference Tuesday afternoon at the Capitol.
by Jay Root and Tony Plohetski, Austin American-Statesman
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