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Texas Legislature 2019

Texas investigating highly contagious whooping cough at state Capitol

Lawmakers were alerted that a page on the House floor had the infection, triggering discussions about vaccine policies in the state.

State Capitol on June 20, 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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