Proclaiming that “the holidays are coming early this year,” Gov. Rick Perry signed the “Merry Christmas” bill into law Thursday, clarifying that public schools may display Christmas trees, nativity scenes and menorahs on school property.
Perry also used the Capitol signing ceremony to address other matters of state business, confirming that he will not expand the Legislature’s workload during the special session and dismissing fears that his effort to oust Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg could derail pending ethics investigations.
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