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.
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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And then I thought, ok, the Oprah show was legendary so I can accept it in the name of the Oprah show". If she were here, she would have flipped me the bird at least twice already'.
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.
McCormick plans to fund the deal with a combination of equity and debt, and said it has obtained committed bridge financing. The deal represents a success for the firm after a failed bid to buy Premier Foods past year .
The film opened to a good response with Rs 8.25 crore on Friday, followed by Rs 11 crore on Saturday and Rs 12.50 on Sunday. Jagga Jasoos also stars Saswata Chatterjee, Sayani Gupta and Evelyn Sharma. "The film has got a decent start".
Given the concerning situation with multi-drug resistant gonorrhea, a vaccine might play a critical role, Petousis-Harris said. Gonorrhea is becoming harder and in some cases impossible to treat with antibiotics, the World Health Organization said .
The security officer , who was an off-duty cop , and the Walmart employee nailed her as she left the store. She was held there for nine months before being released because they could not find the ring.
Neighbors say the woman who was killed was a "spiritual healer" who led meditation sessions with dozens of others in Minneapolis . After an hour of her death, hundreds of women gathered outside the Damond home to hold a vigil for the woman.
Several prominent city organisations and activists gathered at Azad Maidan Wednesday to condemn the attack on Amarnath pilgrims. Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi had asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to accept responsibility for the attack.
There are up to four 12-volt charging points and five USB connections as well as a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot for up to eight devices. The E-Pace is expected to reach showrooms "in late 2017", with deliveries "around the end of the year", says Autocar .
Neither the attorney nor the corporate offices could be reached for comment. "They filed bankruptcy today, that's what they said". Other customers who ordered their dresses online have not received their items at all.
It, among other things, would impose United States sanctions on all those participating in North Korean labour trafficking abuses. Huang said coal imports dropped by three-quarters in the first half, and all those shipments had been made before February 18.
According to the New York Times , the 166,000 loans that total $5 billion are now in the middle of a legal battle. But at issue is the group's ability to show paperwork proving that it owns the loans in question.
Some of the people involved in a dramatic human chain that was formed to save a Florida family from drowning Monday have reunited. The Washington Post reported she awoke on the beach to the sounds of screams coming from the water - it was her mother.
The deal caps a good week for Sevilla , after also capturing Colombian forward Luis Muriel from Sampdoria on Tuesday. Nolito is now expected to sign his Sevilla contract and then head off to Japan on preseason with the Spanish club.
However, for many people, the infection is asymptomatic and so they can pass on the infection as they have no idea they have it. Coinfection with both gonorrhoea and chlamydia is relatively common in sexually active adults who don't use condoms .
Among the most important data expected in the coming week, investors will be keenly waiting for second-quarter U.S. The Japan trade surplus makes obvious the power of forex and Japanese yen ( JPY/USD ) weakness in the equation.
The Senate margin is veto proof, but the House total is well short of the 60 percent required for an override. As districts across the state face the possibility of a delayed start to the school year this fall, Gov.
Alexandre Cazes was later found dead in a Bangkok jail after apparently taking his own life, the US Department of Justice said. Silk Road , formerly the biggest illegal online marketplace, operated from 2011 to 2013.
This repurchase authorization permits the basic materials company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Jane Street Group LLC purchased a new stake in Dominion Diamond Corporation during the first quarter valued at about $212,000.
A tropical storm watch remains in effect for St Lucia as a quickly moving tropical storm Don speeds toward the Windward Islands . Little change in strength was forecast before Don moves through the Windward Islands, the Miami-based weather forecaster said.
John August (Big Fish) wrote the script for the new Aladdin film, which is due for release from Disney sometime in 2019. The Little Mix singer was beaten to the punch by Naomi Scott , after over 2,000 auditions, according to Daily Edge .
As wildfires continue to rage across British Columbia , several big Canadian lumber mills have been forced to temporarily close. The fire has scorched about 400 square kilometres of land and more than 14,000 people have been forced to leave their homes.
The organisation noted that Social Security numbers , passports and driver's licence numbers were not accessed in the breach. The Sabre incident affecting luxury hotels and resorts is not the only one this year. "Why are hackers targeting hotels? ".
The company claims that it received good results with ads during testing and it will not affect user experience. Coming back to the display ads, these ads will be shows between chat threads as shown in the photo above.
The U.S. authorities seized two Russian diplomatic compounds, one in Maryland and another on Long Island, at the same time. The measures were a response to alleged Russian meddling in the United States election.