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Texas Legislature 2019

Texas may soon have to report the temperatures inside its uncooled prisons

The requirement was included in a budget amendment approved by a House subcommittee Wednesday.

Prison staff and inmates move through the Darrington Unit's main hallway on Wednesday, July 12, 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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