Texas House Speaker Still Not Sold On Bathroom Bill
Last week Texas Governor Greg Abbott made a comment about how House Speaker Joe Straus' priorities didn't align with his own during an interview on The Chad Hasty Show on KFYO. While the Governor may hope that changes in the upcoming Special Session in July, comments made by Speaker Straus on Wednesday may dampen those hopes.
According to the Texas Tribune, Straus was speaking to the Texas Association of School Boards' annual summer leadership meeting in San Antonio when he brought up the issue of the Bathroom Bill.
"I don't know what all the issues are with bathrooms in our schools, but I'm pretty sure you can handle them, and I know that you have been handling them," Straus said. He said the "bathroom bill" sends the wrong message about Texas, instead of "making decisions that attract jobs, that attract families."
Both Governor Abbott and Lt. Governor Dan Patrick have both made the Bathroom Bill a big issue going into the Special Session. The Special Session will start on July 18th and Governor Abbott has made it a point that he expects lawmakers to pass all 19 items.