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Texas Legislature 2019

Watch Senate Bill 9 hearing on voting rights and access in Texas House committee

The House Elections Committee on Wednesday night resumed its discussions on a controversial bill pitched as an election security measure but that critics say is a pathway to state-sanctioned voter suppression.

A voter walks into the Howson Branch Library in Austin on the last day of early voting in Travis County.

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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