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Texas Legislature 2019

Children can still be charged with prostitution in Texas after Greg Abbott veto

Lawmakers praised a bill for protecting victims of human trafficking, but the governor said it it would have "unintended consequences" and could provide an incentive for human traffickers to use underage prostitutes.

A detainee prays before eating lunch in the cafeteria at the Travis County Juvenile Detention Center in Austin, Texas, Monda…

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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