Strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible, across the Brazos Valley, Saturday afternoon and evening. Winds in excess of 40-60mph are the main concern, within the strongest activity. An isolated, brief tornado threat cannot be ruled out. Heavy rainfall between 1" and 3" has the potential to cause localized flash flooding in a few locations.
AUSTIN, Texas -- Gov. Rick Perry is threatening to call a special legislative session if lawmakers don't send him a budget with $1.8 billion in tax cuts.
The Legislature finishes its work May 27 - unless Perry summons it back into session.
The House late Tuesday passed a tax bill proposing $667 million in breaks for Texas businesses. Perry said Wednesday that was "a third of the way there."
He added: "If folks want to go home at the end of this legislative session" he'd have to see a budget including $1.8 billion in tax cuts.
Perry says he wants no fee increases for transportation and $2 billion for water and infrastructure projects.
The hard line was a tactical change for Perry, who has had a low-key role in pushing legislation this session.
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