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Texas Legislature 2019

Analysis: For the Texas Legislature right now, it’s bipartisan or bust

The state's top three leaders bet everything on public education and property taxes this year, but they can't get where they're going — especially if they want to cut property taxes — without bringing some Democrats to their side.

House speaker Dennis Bonnen speaks to a colleague on the House floor on April 11, 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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