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Texas Legislature 2019

Analysis: A standard test for Texas lawmakers — fixing school finance

Texas lawmakers want to fix school finance, but they can't avoid looking for voter-pleasing side dishes, like property taxes and teacher pay raises, that could undermine the public education fixes.

Debate on House Bill 1, the House state budget bill, continues into its 12th hour as state Rep. Chris Turner, D-Grand Prairie, shows the strain of a long night on March 27, 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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