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Texas Legislature 2019

Texas Secretary of State David Whitley departs as legislative session ends

Whitley leaves his job after presiding over a botched review of the voter rolls that questioned the citizenship of thousands of eligible voters.

Texas Secretary of State David Whitley attended a hearing with the Senate Committee on Nominations on Thursday. Gov. Greg Abbott appointed Whitley, but he must clear the committee and win a two-thirds vote in the full Texas Senate to keep his job.

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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