With just a week to go in the 140-day legislative session, a last-minute flurry of passing bills gears up Monday as legislative leaders move to tie the final bow on the state budget and send legislation to Gov. Rick Perry for his signature.
The pace picked up Friday (the Senate alone passed 55 bills) and will continue this week. Both chambers are expected to work late into the night several days to get bills passed before impending deadlines.
The story you're reading is premium content from the Austin American-Statesman. Subscribers get total access to all our in-depth news, digital editions and exclusive premium content. You can now also buy a 24-hour digital pass or 7-day digital pass.
For Subscribers: Sign in here if you have already registered your account.Sign In
For Subscribers: Register your account for digital access.Access Digital
Read MyStatesman.com now — 24-hour digital pass99¢ for 24-hours
Read MyStatesman.com all week — 7-day digital pass$3.99 for 7-days
Subscribe to the Statesman for as little as 33¢ per dayView Offers