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Gov. Perry Adds TWIA to Special Session Call

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Location: Austin, TX

Gov. Rick Perry today announced the addition of legislation relating to the operation of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association to the special session call.

"It is imperative for coastal Texans that lawmakers address the operation of TWIA during the special session, especially now that we are in the midst of a hurricane season that's expected to be above average," Gov. Perry said. "I expect lawmakers to take quick action on this issue to ensure that Texas trial lawyers do not continue to put their personal enrichment ahead of coastal homeowners and Texas taxpayers."

Additional items the governor has previously asked the Legislature to consider during the special session are:
* Legislation relating to fiscal matters necessary for the implementation of House Bill No. 1 as passed by the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, including measures that will allow school districts to operate more efficiently.
* Legislation relating to healthcare cost containment, access to services through managed care, and the creation of economic and structural incentives to improve the quality of Medicaid services.
* Legislation relating to congressional redistricting.


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