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Texas Legislature 2019

Texas officials say it would cost $1 billion to cool prisons – but they’ve grossly overestimated AC costs before

An estimate to put air conditioning into one prison changed from more than $20 million to $4 million last year.

Telford prison in New Boston.

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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