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Texas Legislature 2019

Analysis: Legislators have a deadline, and so do Texas schools

Lawmakers are in their last month of a regular session, with their priority issues — public education and property taxes — still incomplete. If they can't finish without a special session, they'll run into someone else's deadlines; school districts write budgets and set tax rates in June.

Gov. Greg Abbott with House members on the House Floor on April 30, 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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Public education 86th Legislative Session Budget Dan Huberty Dan Patrick Dennis Bonnen Greg Abbott Property taxes Texas House of Representatives Texas Senate