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Texas Legislature 2019

Despite beer and lobby ties, Speaker Dennis Bonnen sees no need for recusals or new disclosures

Bonnen, who married into a beer distributing family, says he doesn't need to recuse himself on alcohol issues and won't name the lobbyists who own a piece of his bank — a list that is much longer than previously reported.

Opening Day of the 86th session of the Texas Legislature with action in the Texas House 
Election of Speaker Dennis Bonnen, R-Angleton, by unanimous vote.

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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