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Texas Legislature 2019

Texas House passes bill to spend more than $3 billion to help pay for flood control projects

With the damage from Hurricane Harvey in mind, lawmakers approved two bills aimed at better preparing the state for natural disasters.

Damage from Hurricane Harvey near the gulf coast on August 27, 2017.

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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