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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,…

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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