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Critics say bill moving through Texas Legislature designed to aid GOP reelection bids

Supporters of the bill say it would expand ballot access. But some critics argue that the real goal is to make it tougher for Libertarians to get on the ballot and easier for Green Party candidates to do so.

Early voting at the Acres Home Multiservice Center in Houston on Oct. 26, 2014.

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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Politics State government 86th Legislative Session Bryan Hughes Drew Springer