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Texas Legislature 2019

Legislation with $1.7 billion for flood control and mitigation projects goes to governor

Lawmakers behind the bills said the legislation will create a more resilient Texas and better prepare the state for storms.

Jeremy Boutor removes personal items on an air mattress from his home in a neighborhood along Eldridge Parkway, flooded by waters released from Addicks Reservoir on Aug. 30, 2017, adding to from Hurricane Harvey.

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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