AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry is calling Texas lawmakers
back to Austin for a special session to try again to pass
legislation that will keep major state agencies running.
Perry announced Thursday that he's ordering a special
legislative session July 1.
The Legislature adjourned June 1 without passing a safety net
measure that would allow agencies such as the transportation and
insurance departments to keep operating. The departments would be
shuttered by Sept. 1, 2010, without the legal authority to
Lawmakers also failed to approve legislation allowing for the
issuance of $2 billion in road-building bonds that many lawmakers