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Why do the Texas House and Senate adjourn so early in the day at the beginning of the legislative session?

For the few months of each new 140-day legislative session, the respective chambers typically adjourn after meeting for less than an hour. There are several reasons lawmakers can't get off to a faster start.

The House chamber at the Texas Capitol on Aug. 16, 2017, the morning after the end of the special session.

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