The House in Austin ended the special session of the Texas Legislature early, and without some of the things the Governor wanted done.
The bathroom bill didn't pass the so-called bathroom bill. Property taxes didn't pass either and Lt. Governor Dan Patrick was not happy.
“They had the votes but you have a Speaker who is twisting arms for people not to vote or sign on a bill,” Patrick said, taking a shot at Speaker Joe Straus.
Ross Ramsey with the Texas Tribune told KTRH getting everything Governor Abbott wanted done was always going to be a tough task.
“That was a longshot. I think the bathroom bill is probably a disappointment to some, probably more to the Lt. Governor than the Governor,” Ramsey explained.
Will there be a second session? Right now we don't know. What we know is that this one cost a lot of money.
“It’s a million dollars, which is a lot of money. But for a state that spends $217B every two years, a million dollars is a small amount,” Ramsey said.
The Governor did sign a bill to restrict state funding for abortions.