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Texas Legislature 2019

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signs $250 billion budget with no line-item vetoes

In addition to signing the 2020-21 budget, Abbott vetoed several dozen bills that the Legislature had passed.

Senate Bill 2 and the pens Gov. Greg Abbott used to sign it, in Austin on June 12, 2019.

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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