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Texas Legislature 2019

Most members of the Texas Legislature are white men — and so are the committee chairs

Four out of every five committee chairs this session are men, and 72 percent of chairs are white.

A view of the house floor during the second day of the 86th legislative session. Jan. 9, 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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