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Texas Legislature 2019

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick pulls Sen. Kel Seliger’s chairmanship after Seliger suggested Patrick aide kiss his “back end”

Patrick cited a "lewd comment" by Seliger in explaining the move. The two have been tussling over committee assignments in recent days.

Senator Kel Seliger, Chair of the Senate Higher Education Committee listens to testimony from Chancellors of Texas Universities, including Lee Jackson, Chancellor of the University of North Texas System.

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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