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Texas Legislature 2019

Texas House and Senate about $3 billion apart on public education spending

Two rival budget proposals offer a starting point for debate between the two chambers on public school funding and property tax relief.

State Rep. Dennis Bonnen, R-Angleton, visits with Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, on the Senate floor on May 25, 2017.

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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