Texas lawmakers send bill slashing carry license fees to governor

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Although Patrick did not take questions after the press conference, Straus did. Legislators in small-government-loving Texas meet only every-other year.

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who made the legislation a priority, said in January that the state would look for ways to continue funding the vests as they expire.

The House has 48 hours to act on his threat.

The bill was sponsored in the House by Representative Phil king who told us "just previous year, Texas generated over $24 million in profit off of your right to bear arms".

"Well I agree with the Speaker - it would be good to avoid a special session", Patrick said. Both bills have passed the Senate and are now in the House. The bill is absolutely necessary because it allows various state agencies to keep their doors open pending review of their operations; without this bill passed, they have to close up shop.

A tort-reform bill that would discourage property owners from suing insurers over weather-related claims tentatively passed the Texas Senate on Tuesday.

Abbott will nearly certainly abide by Patrick's wishes if it comes to that. "If the bills don't pass in the special and they're blocked again, I will ask the governor to call us back again and again and again".

The Texas Senate has just approved a bill lowering the fee of the license to carry a gun application.

"Women don't want men coming into the ladies' room".

Supporters of the bill say it would require voters to do more research on candidates. But the primary snag is that local governments believe this will seriously impede their ability to raise enough revenue to fund essential services. "The people are watching", he said.

But the network providers spearheading the effort to put the new nodes on public property said that's not the case. "This is not my demand. this is the demand of homeowners and business owners who are desperate for property tax relief", he said. As the only person who can call a special session, Abbott might decide to do so if lawmakers don't pass some sort of restrictions on transgender people's bathroom habits before the session adjourns on May 29. "The House made a honest effort to start fixing our school finance system, but the Senate is trying to derail that effort at the 11th hour".

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