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Lawmakers teeter on the brink of special session

But in recent closed-door budget negotiations, House legislators clashed with their colleagues in the Senate whose "spending priorities contained significant differences". Patrick put the blame on Republican House Speaker Joe Straus , a business-friendly moderate who has rebuked calls for the bill targeting transgender people all session.



Texas state lawmaker says he received racist calls after House floor scuffle

Signing SB4 into law was seen as a big victory for Texas Republicans, who had tried unsuccessfully to pass a ban on sanctuary cities in each legislative session since 2011. "Countless members witnessed 'the scuffle, ' and they will all tell you no assault occurred", he said. "There was a subsequent exchange between my brother Poncho and Representative Rinaldi and there was a threat made from Rinaldi to put a bullet in one of my colleague's heads", Rep.


Man dies when road washes out, vehicle plunges into Mississippi River

Man dies when road washes out, vehicle plunges into Mississippi River

The victim's body was recovered in his vehicle around 8:30 a.m. A man died when his Jeep fell into a river after a road was washed away, according to a release from the Crawford County Sheriff's Office. Crews are working to fill it in and hope to have the road open again by this weekend. The Mississippi River has experienced high river levels in recent days.



Shoving Match Breaks Out on House Floor During 'Sanctuary City' Bill Protest

Hundreds of people had gathered to express their opposition to the anti-immigrant measures, but photos online show a full Texas House gallery, with at least several dozen protesters filling multiple floors. "Normally, I would say I'll see you in 18 months, God willing, but I think we'll see you a little sooner than that" - Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, as he adjourned the Senate on Monday, articulating a belief by many lawmakers that Abbott will be convening a special session sooner rather than later.


After Stabbing, Portland's Mayor Wants 2 Right-Wing Demonstrations Canceled

After Stabbing, Portland's Mayor Wants 2 Right-Wing Demonstrations Canceled

Wheeler said he appreciated the president's words, but that he is afraid participants in Saturday's rally may be "coming to peddle a message of hatred". The third man, Micah David-Cole Fletcher, 21, suffered serious but non-life-threatening wounds, police said. Gibson also pointed out that he isn't "alt-right", contrary to Mayor Wheeler's claim: "When someone can explain to me what alt-right means, I'll answer it".