AUSTIN, Texas (AP) While the Texas Senate is stalled in a filibuster on an abortion bill, the state House has ended its work in special session.
The 30-day session ends at midnight, and all the focus Tuesday has been in the Senate. There, Democrats are trying to kill an abortion restrictions bill by filibuster.
Across the Capitol, the House quit about 6 p.m. as Speaker Joe Straus noted the chamber had passed versions of all major bills on the agenda.
Both chambers passed and sent to Gov. Rick Perry new political voting maps. But bills on abortion, transportation funding and juvenile justice are stalled in the Senate as the clock works closer to midnight.
Straus, a Republican, says he won't rate the success or failure of the session until the Senate has finished.