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Stories with person: Joe Straus
  • Despite spat with House, Patrick expects no special session 
    Updated: Apr-25-15 2:13 pm

    HOUSTON - Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick predicts a looming legislative deadlock will be broken and that odds are "20 percent or less" that a special legislative session will be needed this summer, despite his argument with House Speaker Joe Straus at a breakfast meeting over border security bills passed by each chamber.

  • Texas GOP bills denounced by gay rights groups stagnant 
    Updated: Apr-24-15 10:13 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - Proposals that critics say could be used to discriminate against gays have largely gone nowhere in the Texas Legislature, a bastion of conservatives, and some gay rights activists believe a big reason is because of the backlash over religious objection laws passed in Arkansas and Indiana.

  • Abbott doesn't talk border in visit with Honduran president story has photos
    Updated: Apr-23-15 6:46 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - Republican Gov. Greg Abbott met with the Honduran president Thursday in his first visit with a Central American leader since he took office and promised to stanch the flow of immigrants coming across the border.