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Texas Legislature 2019

Analysis: A rumor of a game of succession in the Texas Senate

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has done his best to knock down rumors he might take a job with the Trump administration. That hasn't stopped talk about what might happen if he leaves his current job.

Senator Kirk Watson, who was recently elected Senate President Pro Tempore, receives a senate gavel from Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Jan. 9, 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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86th Legislative Session Christi Craddick Dan Patrick George P. Bush Glenn Hegar Kelly Hancock Lois Kolkhorst Texas Senate