October 14, 2021      4:46 PM
SB: Patrick pushes an expanded agenda just as the Texas House appears close to ready to wrap up special sessions
There is growing concern among GOP members that the longer the legislature stays in Austin, the more chances there will be for Don Huffines’ news releases to be copy/pasted by Abbott as special session agenda items
Just as Texas House
leadership appears to have put congressional, Texas Senate, and SBOE
maps on a fast track that should make it possible for lawmakers to conclude
their extended stay in Austin by Tuesday, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is asking
Gov. Greg Abbott to again expand the agenda.
Patrick on Wednesday sent a
letter to Abbott asking him to add tuition revenue bonds to the call. It’s a
substantive topic, for sure, but it’s one that lawmakers may not have bandwidth
to address amid the flurry of the last five days of the special session. Maybe
Patrick just assumes a fourth special session is coming.
Or maybe he’s engineering
By Scott Braddock