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Texas Legislature 2019

The Texas budget is up for debate in the House. Here are four things to know.

House members have proposed more than 300 amendments to the chamber's spending plan. The proposals that pass could have major implications for hundreds of other issues regulated by the state.

A view of the house floor during the second day of the 86th legislative session. Jan. 9, 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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Lawmakers could try to force votes on inflammatory, pet issues

A test for the new House speaker

A vote on an amendment isn’t guaranteed

Even amendments that pass face an uncertain future

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Economy State government 86th Legislative Session Budget Dennis Bonnen Drew Springer Jonathan Stickland Mary González Mayes Middleton