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Texas Legislature 2019

Is Texas leading on disaster preparedness? Yes and no, experts say

During the first legislative session since Hurricane Harvey, state lawmakers are poised to make an investment in storm recovery and flood mitigation that some have described as unprecedented. But it's more complicated than that.

Debris covered a street corner in Rockport in December, more than three months after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in the t…

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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A missing piece?

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