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Hoping to flex what little muscle they have in the Legislature, Democrats this week plan to take aim at Republicans over public education.

Though still relatively powerless, Democrats have devised a strategy that they say may force Republicans to take tough votes on education that could hurt them in 2014.

Today, according to The Associated Press, state Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, D-San Antonio, will push to make school finance a so-called emergency item on the Legislature's agenda. The designation allows lawmakers to consider legislation within the session's first 60 days.

Democrats also plan to introduce ...

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