Just hours after the Texas Senate failed to pass a package of strict abortion restrictions, Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday said he is hauling the Legislature back in for a second special session set to begin Monday. “I am calling the Legislature back into session because too much important work remains undone for the people of Texas,” Perry said in a statement. The special session call Perry laid out Wednesday deals with the three bills that were left hanging in the Senate: a catch-all anti-abortion proposal, a bill for transportation funding and one dealing with sentencing guidelines for 17-year-olds convicted of capital murder. “Texans value life and want to protect women and the unborn. Texans want a transportation system that keeps them moving. Texans want a court system that is fair and just,” Perry said. “We will not allow the breakdown of decorum and decency to prevent us from doing what the people of this state hired us to do.”
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