Local GOP head doesn't want TX to participate in health care

March 31, 2010 10:59:50 AM PDT
Harris County GOP Chair Jared Woodfill is pushing a petition that would have Governor Rick Perry call a health care related special legislative session. Woodfill says the recently passed health care reforms are unconstitutional and that Texas should not be forced to participate. He hopes a special session would result in legislation exempting the state from the reforms.

He says a handful of other states are involved in similar efforts. And this would augment the anti-reform lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and others.