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Texas Legislature 2019

Everything you need to know about the first day of the Texas Legislature

The 140-day sprint to the finish line will finally begin today, when state lawmakers convene in Austin for the Texas Legislature's 86th regular session.

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Texas Legislature 2019

The 86th Legislature runs from Jan. 8 to May 27. From the state budget to health care to education policy — and the politics behind it all — we focus on what Texans need to know about the biennial legislative session.

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State government 86th Legislative Session Dan Patrick Dennis Bonnen Greg Abbott Texas House of Representatives Texas Legislature