Quantcast

Texas House takes up redistricting, abortion - KTBS.com - Shreveport, LA News, Weather and Sports

Texas House takes up redistricting, abortion

Posted: Updated:

The Texas House is entering the final stretch of the special legislative session, voting on redistricting and holding hearings on abortion and highway funding.

Lawmakers are expected to give final approval to the 2012 voting maps, giving Gov. Rick Perry the vote he wanted when he called the special session last month. Federal judges drew the maps as a temporary solution to a lawsuit filed by minority groups, who claim the House and Congressional versions are discriminatory.

Afterward, lawmakers will hear testimony on new controversial new restrictions on abortions and additional highway funding. Conservative Republicans are expected to embrace the abortion measures, but some oppose diverting money from the rainy day fund for roads and bridges.

Time is running out for lawmakers to pass all of the measures by Monday.

  • KTBS 3 News Tips

    Send your news tip or story idea to the KTBS 3 Newsroom.  Enter your email address below to get started.

    * denotes required fields
    We're sorry, but only one entry is allowed per person.
    Thank you for your continued interest.

    Thank you for your submission to KTBS 3 News.  A member of our staff may contact you for more information.

Powered by WorldNow
    Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KTBS. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
    Advertising | EEO Public File | KTBS 3 Public File | KPXJ 21 Public File