AUSTIN (KXAN) — Texas Governor Greg Abbott is holding a news conference Tuesday afternoon, his office announced Monday.
While no topic for the conference has been set, the announcement comes as Abbott is said to be mulling over a special legislative session in the wake of the 2017 regular session which ended on Memorial Day.
Only the governor can call lawmakers back to the capitol for a special session. Likewise, the governor sets the agenda for the session.
In late May, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick called on the governor to call a special session to consider the so-called bathroom bill. Abbott countered saying, “We will be, if we have a special session, convening only on the topics that I choose, at the time of my choosing.”
Abbott then added he had not yet made up his mind about a special session and would make an announcement either way in the coming days.