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Texas Legislature 2019

Watch Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick take the oath of office

After winning re-election in November, both Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick are embarking on their second, four-year term. Watch their swearings-in and inaugural speeches here.

The Texas state Capitol on the first day of the 86th legislative session on 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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