Perry: Storm insurance special session possibility

By: WILL WEISSERT Associated Press
By: WILL WEISSERT Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry says it's "certainly possible" he'll add the hot-button issue of reshaping the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association to a special legislative session he's already convened on redistricting.

The governor called lawmakers back immediately after they finished their 140-day regular session Monday. He wants approval of new voting maps, but also could give the Legislature more to do.

On Friday, Perry said it was "a little premature" to be adding items to the agenda.

Still, when asked specifically about the state's property insurer of last resort for people living on the Texas coast, he said it was "one of those needs we have" statewide.

Perry also said he likely won't add items without first working with lawmakers to ensure there's a possibility they actually pass legislation on them.

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