Cortez & Shexnayder: Special session premature and waste of tax payer money

Published 9:14 am Friday, June 10, 2022

June 10, 2022 – The following is a joint statement released by Senate President Page Cortez and House Speaker Clay Schexnayder.
“The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal has issued a stay of the June 6 district court’s ruling regarding congressional redistricting rendering the Governor’s proclamation calling and convening the Legislature into a special session unnecessary and premature. Until the courts have made a final determination on the congressional maps as they were passed by a super majority of the Legislature, we are asking the Governor to rescind his special session call. Before the judicial redistricting process is complete, any special session would be premature and a waste of taxpayer money.”