Texas lawmakers working on bills to speed up hurricane protection plans
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This story was co-published with The Texas Tribune. Two days after U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, filed legislation seeking to expedite a hurricane protection plan for Texas, U.S. Rep. Randy Weber, R-Texas, said he expects to introduce a companion bill in the U.S. House in the coming weeks. The two Republicans hope their efforts will speed…