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Texas Legislature 2019

It's crunch time: Texas bills are going to start dying

Is paid sick leave on life support? Did "constitutional carry" advocates shoot themselves in the foot? With just weeks to go in the session, lawmakers are handling the pressure to get their bills across the finish line in different ways.

Under the Dome

A mini-documentary series chronicling the cast of characters passing bills in the Texas Capitol.

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The 86th Texas Legislature wraps in a few short weeks, and lawmakers are running up against deadlines to get their bills moving. That immediacy is forcing many members to get creative in how they advance their legislation.

In the latest episode of our mini-documentary series "Under the Dome," we examine how the authors of two high-profile measures — one to let Texans openly carry a firearm without a permit and another banning cities from instituting paid sick leave ordinances — have responded to pressures inside and outside of the Capitol.

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