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State House Committee Rejects Texas Expansion Of Marijuana

State House Committee Rejects Texas Expansion Of Marijuana

NBC 5 political reporter Julie Fine spoke to Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on Wednesday about the special session in Austin.

"We talked about some of the issues that are going to be on the supplemental call, and what we need to do to move forward", Geren said after the meeting.

Conservatives in the state Senate are swiftly advancing sunset legislation, a regulatory bill that must pass before the legislature can work on anti-abortion measures, school vouchers and defanging local ordinances in Texas' big and liberal cities. They are my priorities. Abbot has said that he supports the legislation.

This weekend, Patrick says committees will meet between 10 and 15 hours a day, so they can vote next week and then get everything over to the House. "Transgender people have faced harassment just for being who they are", she said.

The letters from companies such as American Airlines, AT&T, Southwest Airlines and Texas Instruments said Texas has always been a magnet for big business because of a "pro-growth" environment that encouraged diversity.

Similar to a North Carolina law, S.B. Tech giant IBM ran a full-page ad in local publications that said the company "opposes any measure that would harm the state's LGBT+ community and make it hard for businesses to attract and retain talented Texans".

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The bathroom bill in North Carolina was later repealed.

Patrick proposed a plan, funded through the Texas Lottery, that would provide bonuses for long-term and retired teachers, add $200 million to the Teacher Retirement System, and give $150 million to struggling small, rural districts that lost money through an expired state aid program.

When the Senators came back, Patrick didn't call the bills up for a vote as expected. For transgender Texans like Smith, it would mean using a restroom that doesn't match her gender identity, and turns a routine trip to the restroom into something of a nightmare.

The relationship between the two state leaders remains very icy.

"I'm affected by this potential legislation, and so are potentially 125,000 other transgender Texans", said Smith.

In the House, representatives made proclamations, announcements and Speaker Joe Straus (R-San Antonio) answered questions about when bills can be filed.

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