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Gov. Greg Abbott and House Speaker Dade Phelan during a press conference at the state Capitol on June 16, 2021. (Sophie Park/The Texas Tribune)

Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday announced a third special legislative session that will begin on Sept. 20 and tackle redistricting, restrictions on transgender student athletes and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Gov. Greg Abbott signed a new voting bill into law on Tuesday. (Youtube)

After multiple special sessions and a legislative walkout, Gov. Greg Abbott signed his landmark voting bill in Tyler on Tuesday.

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Texas women have protested pro-life bills several times this year—groups met at the Texas Capitol in January and May to oppose limiting legislation. (mirsasha/CC)

The most extreme abortion law since Roe v. Wade went into effect today in Texas, banning the procedure well before many women know they're pregnant. With no action from the U.S. Supreme Court, some Austinites are mourning a bill they thought would never pass.

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Permitless carry will go into effect in Texas Sept. 1. (CC)

Just over three months after nearly two dozen gun laws were signed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, those often controversial amendments are set to go into place today.

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