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Texas Legislature 2019

Texas legislators strip last-minute $100 million request for border surge

The money had been included in a previous version of the state's supplemental budget, and legislators had intended for President Donald Trump's administration to repay the funds.

Seen is the border fence between El Paso and Juarez on Sunday, February 10, 2019, in El Paso, Texas.

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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