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Texas Legislature 2019

Analysis: Making friends and influencing people in the Texas Legislature

It's hard to gather support for the state's most persistent problems when you're also pressing forward with issues that divide and anger Republicans and Democrats. It's also business as usual in the Texas Legislature.

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick speaks from the dais in the Senate chamber 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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