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This week, Speaker of the Texas House Dade Phelan announced six additional priorities for the House this legislative session.
It was a busy week in the Lege! Speaker Phelan has announced two rounds of priorities for this session. He has four priorities and they are a little different than the Gov and Lt. Gov's lists of important items. This may be a signal of some interesting times ahead. The bill authors for the priority legislation are a mix of both Republicans and Democrats. Included in the Speaker's priorities are improving the privacy and security of all Texans, better supporting mothers and children in the state, defending the state's economic growth over the past two years, and creating an opportunity for even more development as the population continues to expand at a rapid pace.
Last week Governor Abbott gave his State of the State in San Marcos at Noveon Magnetics, which was a change from the traditional joint session with the Texas House and Senate. He laid out his seven emergency items: cutting property taxes, ending COVID restrictions forever, education freedom for all Texans, school safety, ending "revolving door" bail, securing the border, and fighting The Fentanyl Crisis According to the Texas Constitution, the House and Senate can't pass legislation during the first 60 days of a regular session. By declaring these items as an emergency these items can be heard before the 60-day deadline. The text of his speech can be found here.
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