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Texas Legislature 2019

After House Republicans tackle big challenges in session, they face another one: saving themselves

Some Democrats are mobilizing in hopes of taking the nine House seats they need for a majority in 2020 as Republican House Speaker Dennis Bonnen tries to prevent intra-GOP challenges in the primaries.

Opening Day of the 86th session of the Texas Legislature with action in the Texas House 
Election of Speaker Dennis Bonnen, R-Angleton, by unanimous vote.
Rep. James Talarico, D-Round Rock, on House floor after being sworn in on Nov. 20, 2018.

First things first

Democrats mobilizing

How will Republicans respond?

Will voters reward school finance and property tax overhauls?

Gov. Greg Abbott signs Senate Bill 2 to limit property tax growth during a press conference at Wally’s Burgers in Austin on June 12, 2019.

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2020 elections 86th Legislative Session Dan Patrick Dennis Bonnen Greg Abbott Jonathan Stickland Morgan Meyer Oscar Longoria Robert "Bobby" Guerra Texas House of Representatives Todd Hunter