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Perry pushing school finance, medicaid in special session

AUSTIN, TX (KLTV) - The Texas house convened for a special session on Tuesday.

Lawmakers met for 30 minutes, then adjourned to start drafting new bills.

Governor Rick Perry recalled the legislature for a special session as soon as the regular session adjourned Monday night.

The Governor wants lawmakers to pass a new school finance bill and proposed changes to medicaid.

Senators have already filed seven bills to cover those matters.

Committee meetings are scheduled to begin Thursday.

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