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Texas Legislature 2019

After Texas' second Supreme Court loss in a death penalty case, reform bill lands key GOP support

The chairs of two House committees signed on as joint authors of a bill that would set the method of determining if a capital murder defendant is intellectually disabled and therefore ineligible for execution.

The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, U.S., November 30, 2018.

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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