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Texas Legislature 2019

"People were giving us lip service": Texas cities' legislative efforts have struggled this year

When weighing in on issues like property taxes, the main interest group representing cities has encountered skepticism.

The Houston skyline on Dec. 17, 2018.

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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Politics State government 86th Legislative Session Dennis Bonnen Greg Abbott Property taxes