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Analysis: In Texas, a seasonal shift away from election politics

The seasonal change in Texas politics and government always seems fast, and it's upon us again. Lawmakers, elected last Tuesday, start filing legislation Monday, even as they fill campaign accounts in advance of the legislative session that starts in January.

Bills stack up on the Senate dais on May 24, 2017.  The Senate is facing a midnight deadline to consider House bills less than a week before the end of the 85th Legislature. 

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