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Watch: Texas 85th Legislature preview symposium

Watch a video recap of our symposium previewing the 85th Legislature. Topics of discussion included major issues on tap in the Texas House and Senate.

We livestreamed our symposium previewing the 85th Legislature from UT-Austin. Topics of discussion will included major issues on tap in the House and Senate, and a look at how the 2016 elections could impact the political environment in 2018. Also on the agenda: a conversation with House Speaker Joe Straus and a discussion with members of the Capitol press corps. 


The Tribune's symposia are modeled on the celebrated Texas Tribune Festival. These one-day, one-topic events bring together experts to present and generate productive conversations on major issues of the day.

This event is supported by Accenture, Raise Your Hand Texas, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Comcast, the Texas Association of School Business Officials, Texas Central, AT&T, the Driskill Hotel, NRG Energy, the American Heart Association, Educate Texas, UnitedHealthcare, St. David's HealthCare, Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, CenterPoint Energy, the Texas Politics Project and Southwest Airlines, the official airline of Texas Tribune Events. This event is hosted by The University of Texas at Austin and media support is provided by the Austin American-Statesman and KUT. Tribune events are also supported through contributions from our founding investors and members.

Disclosure: Though donors and corporate sponsors underwrite our events, they play no role in determining the content, panelists or line of questioning.

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