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Texas Legislature 2019

Many Texas teachers have second jobs or live paycheck to paycheck. They're anxiously watching the teacher pay debate.

"I never anticipated that I would take a summer job at Wendy’s just so that I could replace a broken dishwasher,” said one high school English teacher who makes $45,000 per year.

Portrait of Brady Mayo in the Texas State Capitol ahead of testifying on the House Finance Bill on March 12, 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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‘This needs to pass’

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