Texas Freedom Caucus threatens 'Mother's Day Massacre'
Hundreds of bills could die if they don't get a second reading and a vote at the state capitol by the midnight deadline. And the conservative Texas Freedom Caucus is promising action after they say their agenda isn't moving through.
The caucus is a group of conservative lawmakers mostly from North Texas and they plan to kill the local and consent calendar, which are another set of bills with a Thursday deadline.
Meantime, other state representatives are trying to beat Wednesday's midnight deadline for bills on the general calendar. But even as lawmakers were working against the clock, issues like abortion took up time.
Some reporters have dubbed the Texas Freedom Caucus' threat as the "Mother's Day Massacre." Bills on the local and consent calendar deal with local issues -- like if a representative wants funding for a park in his/her district, uncontested bills and things that normally pass without any fanfare.