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Texas lawmakers punt on setting a spending cap for 2019 session

House Speaker Joe Straus said the unusual decision was meant to ensure lawmakers didn't rush to a decision they might "regret."

U.S. Rep. Dennis Bonnen, R-Angleton (left), and outgoing House Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, at a Legislative Budget Board meeting in Austin on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018.

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