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Capital Tonight: Adding to the special session call

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Expanding the call


Governor Rick Perry added two more items to the Special Session call, Tuesday. He is asking lawmakers to pass stricter abortion regulations and consider and mandatory life sentences for certain juvenile offenders.

In the video below, our Capital Commentators offer their thoughts on the additional legislative priorities. Harold Cook and Ted Delisi also weigh in on reports that Gov. Rick Perry will veto funding for the Travis County Public Integrity Unit, if District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg does not resign.

One-on-One with Rep. Donna Howard

There are still some items lawmakers would see addressed this legislative session. Representative Donna Howard joined us in the studio to talk about one issue that's garnered plenty of bi-partisan support.

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Immigration Reform

The U.S. Senate took its first steps toward debate on a massive immigration overhaul, Tuesday. In an 82 to 15 vote, lawmakers overwhelmingly agreed to proceed with a measure that aims to strengthen the border and put 11 million undocumented immigrants on a pathway to citizenship. As our Washington D.C. Bureau Reporter Michael Scotto explains, there will still be some major hurdles to clear in the weeks ahead.

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