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Texas Legislature 2019

This Texas bill that opponents say could lead to voter suppression has lost a key bipartisan provision

The controversial and wide-ranging Senate Bill 9 has been pitched as an election security measure, but critics have raised concerns about the effects it could have on marginalized voters.

House Elections Committee hearing on SB9 at the Capitol on May 15, 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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