Gov. Rick Perry has declared two more emergency items for the 2011 legislative session. The new emergency items include legislation that would require voters to show identification at the ballot box, and a bill calling for a new balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
“Fiscal discipline, balanced budgets and the integrity of the ballot box are critical to the people of Texas,” Perry said in a press release today. “Under this emergency declaration, Texas lawmakers will be able to address these priority issues more quickly.”