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Texas Legislature 2019

Analysis: A Texas senator’s reputation, in a word

What began as a lieutenant governor's unusual admonishment of a state senator has turned into something else: a smear campaign.

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (right) swears in state Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, as president pro tempore of the Senate on opening…

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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