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Texas Legislature 2019

Analysis: There’s more than one way to pass a tax bill in Texas

Texas legislators have two versions of their sales-tax-for-property-tax swap in motion, and if they run out of time, lawmakers have more tricks in their pocket. If they don't get the property tax cuts they want, it won't be because of end-of-session deadlines.

Chairman of the House Public Education Committee and state Rep. Dan Huberty, R-Houston, on the House floor during the House School Finance plan deliberation on April 3, 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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