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Texas Legislature 2019

Behind closed doors, Texas budget writers add $100 million for border surge

The money would come from the state savings account, and Texas officials anticipate getting reimbursed by the federal government.

A section of border fence in Hidalgo, which runs between a national wildlife refuge and a local nature center, ends abruptly…

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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