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Texas Legislature 2019

Analysis: Some of the secrets of Texas government aren’t supposed to be secrets

The Texas Legislature, full of people who believe in open government and who also like to settle things quietly and outside of public view, is diving into open-government legislation.

State Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, during the Senate Education Committee meeting on Mar. 5, 2019.

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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