Abortion Filibuster Sinks Highway Bill In Texas Senate

Law360, Dallas (June 25, 2013, 2:43 PM EDT) -- The Texas legislature adjourned a special session Tuesday without a Senate vote on a bill that would dedicate $1 billion in oil and gas tax revenue to pay for transportation infrastructure projects each year, following a nearly 13-hour filibuster on an abortion restriction bill.

The 30-day special session, called by Gov. Rick Perry to address infrastructure funding, ended at midnight. Because the Senate began debating an abortion bill, S.B. 5, before taking up the proposal to increase funding for the Texas Department of Transportation, the filibuster...
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