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Texas Legislature 2019

Texas reports on state government efficiency were kept secret. We're publishing them.

Since 2005, state lawmakers have received the agency's biennial report detailing inefficiencies in government, but this year the report was not made public.

Left to right: Outgoing House Speaker Joe Straus, presumptive House Speaker Dennis Bonnen and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick at a Legislative Budget Board meeting in Austin on Nov. 16, 2018.

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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