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Texas Legislature 2019

Analysis: A Texas House speaker’s first act is to put together a list

Texas House members made Dennis Bonnen their speaker this week. When he names committees in the early days of the session, they'll get their first hard look at what kind of leader he is.

State Rep. and presumptive House Speaker Dennis Bonnen in the House Chamber on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019.

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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