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Texas Legislature 2019

Texas Senate passes two-year budget with money for property tax cuts — but no plan for how to spend it

The Senate budget also includes a $6.3 billion boost for public schools, about $4 billion of which would increase teachers’ and librarians’ annual salaries by $5,000.

State Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound on the Senate floor on April 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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