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Texas Legislature 2019

With major policy differences emerging, state leaders continue to project unity

Halfway through the legislative session, lawmakers say they're getting along. But they have a long way to go to achieve their goals this year.

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Gov. Greg Abbott and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen hold a joint press conference on the lawn of the Governor’s Mansion on Jan. 9, 2019.

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Politics State government 86th Legislative Session Dan Patrick Dennis Bonnen Greg Abbott Texas Legislature Texas Senate