Unless theres a last-minute rescue from the Legislature, the agency would cease to exist on Sept. 1. It's just one of the issues facing the House and Senate, which will work through the weekend to tackle the remaining batch of bills before closing out their 140-day biennial session.
Local lawmakers are mixed on the need for a special session.
State Sen. Wendy Davis said lawmakers have shown support “for equal pay for equal work.”
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst wants another chance for bills on campus carry and welfare drug testing.
Tarrant County lawmakers played a role in the late-night drama in which GOP Senate sponsor says Democrat House members “talked it to death.”