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Texas Legislature 2019

Analysis: Tinkering with the 2020 elections in the Texas Legislature

The power of incumbency is more than raising money for campaigns and having a well-known political name. Changing the state's election laws — or even debating issues that resonate strongly with voters — can set the rules and frame the arguments for the next election cycle.

Voter wait in line outside Marshall Middle School,  one of several polling places in Houston being kept open an hour longer …

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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