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How will Texas help Harvey-ravaged communities?

State leaders have all thrown support behind tapping the rainy day fund to help with Hurricane Harvey recovery. But a year and a half after the storm, they haven't offered many specifics.

Debris from Hurricane Harvey is piled high at the Pines Condominiums near the Buffalo Bayou in the Memorial area of Houston on Sept. 13, 2017.

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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