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Texas Legislature 2019

Everyone wants a piece of the Texas budget. It's hard to succeed when most of the money is accounted for.

Disability advocates want the Texas Legislature to invest in pay raises for home care workers. Even in a year of surplus, it's a difficult battle.

Susie Angel on the back patio of her home with her attendant Sandy White in Austin on Jan. 30, 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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Susie Angel puts on her shoes with the help of her attendant Sandy White in her home in Austin on Jan. 30, 2019.
Susie Angel's attendant Sandy White, along with Angel's partner Juan Muñoz, sit on the back patio of Angel's home in Austin …
Susie Angel's attendant Sandy White helps her take off her jacket in her home on Jan. 30, 2019.
Susie Angel performing one of her solo dance sequences during Body Shift Collective's dance rehearsal at Townlake YMCA in Au…
Susie Angel moves her body into different positions and does a breathing exercise during the warm-up for Body Shift Collecti…
Susie Angel dances with Dany Casey during Body Shift Collective's dance rehearsal at Townlake YMCA in Austin, Texas on Feb. …

"It took years to find her"

Susie Angel and Juan Muñoz work on their computers in their home in Austin on Jan. 30, 2019.
Susie Angel types with her nose since she doesn't have motor function of her hands. Austin, Texas. Jan. 30, 2019.

“Fighting for leftovers”

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"This is the session"

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"It's on the state"

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