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Texas Legislature 2019

Analysis: The Texas Legislature’s unexciting, no drama, very humdrum session

Some of the central issues are momentous, but the 86th Texas Legislature has managed — so far — not to lose its temper. That's out of the ordinary, but for a group of politicians who don't want to be compared to their federal counterparts, it counts as a kind of success.

State Sen. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe, speaks in defense of Committee Substitute Senate Bill 1663, relating to the removal, relocation or alteration of certain monuments or memorials, on the Senate floor on May 7, 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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