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.
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