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Texas Legislature 2019

How will the Texas Legislature address school shootings? Likely not with gun control.

State leaders have promised to tackle school safety this session, and lawmakers are expected to push bills that would beef up mental health screening programs and make it easier to arm teachers.

Police tape in front of Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, on May 20, 2018.

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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Expanding a state program to arm teachers

Expanding mental health resources in schools

State leaders are pushing to “harden” Texas schools

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