This just in, Gov. Rick Perry announced that the special session for the Texas Legislature will begin Wednesday, July 1. His press release can be found here.
According to the release, three issues will be covered in the special session:
- Legislation that will keep open the five state agencies that had no funding at the end of the regular session. These agencies are: Texas Department of Transportation, Texas Department of Insurance, Texas Racing Commission, Office of Public Insurance Counsel and Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation.
- Legislation that would allow TxDot to issue bonds for highway improvements.
- Legislation that would allow TxDot to use comprehensive development agreements that would allow them to design, finance, build and maintain transportation infrastructure.
That’s it. No voter ID, no CHIP, no nothin’ else. Is this what you expected?