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Updated 1:01 p.m.

Rep. John Smithee, R-Amarillo, said as much as he’d like to avoid a special legislative session, there have been no developments overnight into the standoff over the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association. 

Smithee said he’s working to get the House conferees to sign off on a version of it this afternoon, and ship it over to the Senate. But he acknowledged that time is running out, and it doesn’t look good. 

“I think there’s only a very slim chance we can get a bill passed,” he said. 

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School finance negotiations at the state Capitol appear to be coming together, but an impasse over another issue — the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association — could push the Legislature into a special session when the regular session ends Monday.

“The governor stated to me this morning that if we were unable to reach agreement, he most assuredly would call a special session on this issue July 15,”……….. continues on Texas Tribune.
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