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Texas Legislature 2019

“I’m still doing penance”: How Kel Seliger gets by in the Texas Senate dog house

After opposing leadership — and mouthing off — the second-most senior Republican in the Texas Senate is the only senator who was not recognized to bring up a bill for a vote on the floor.

State Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, in the Senate chamber on April 11, 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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