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Texas Legislature 2019

Texas teachers often spend their own money on supplies. This year, lawmakers are pondering giving them raises.

“I don’t think twice about spending the money on those kids, other than it’s unfortunate that I have to do it," one teacher said.

Rena Clegg, an art teacher at Pflugerville ISD, shops for classroom supplies on May 14, 2019. Some teachers like Rena spend …

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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Rena Clegg, an art teacher at Pflugerville ISD, shops for classroom supplies on May 14, 2019. Some teachers like Rena spend …
Rena Clegg, an art teacher at Pflugerville ISD, shops for classroom supplies on May 14, 2019. Some teachers like Rena spend …

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