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Two years ago, the Texas Legislature started with a bang. This year, it's quieter.

Lawmakers have coalesced behind school finance and property taxes as top priorities, a stark contrast with the hot-button social legislation that headlined the 85th Legislature in 2017.

Left to right: Outgoing House Speaker Joe Straus, presumptive House Speaker Dennis Bonnen and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick at a Legi…

“Number one, number two and number three”


“Still to be determined”

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