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Texas Legislature 2019

How would lawmakers' plan to hike sales taxes and drop property taxes affect Texans?

The so-called tax swap wouldn't make a big difference in average Texans' tax bills, according to a new analysis. But it would shift the tax burden from higher-income households to the less well off.

The rotunda at the state Capitol. At most there are 139 days left until the Legislature adjourns sine die.

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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