AUSTIN, Texas – The opening of the legislative session came with a familiar sound of gavels. The 87th regular session, however, has a much different look because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In both chambers, plexiglass shields are up in order to reduce exposure risks.
Gov Greg Abbott welcomed lawmakers back to Austin, noting the challenges they face will require working together for 140 days now more than ever. “But equally as important America needs Texas to lead the way,” said Governor Abbott.