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Texas Legislature 2019

Texas legislation aimed at protecting monuments of all kinds sparks heated debate over Confederate markers

As Confederate monument supporters said history shouldn't be erased, Democratic state Rep. Jarvis Johnson of Houston asked if markers depicting slaves hanging from trees should be erected.

Supporters of CSHB 583 speak at a hearing by the House Committee on Culture, Recreation and Tourism. The bill would make it …

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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