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Analysis: 2021’s low-key Texas government

The slow start to the legislative session reflects the public declarations of goals from House Speaker Dade Phelan and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: There aren't any. Gov. Greg Abbott put his priorities in a State of the State address this week, but legislative leaders have been relatively quiet.

The Texas House of Representatives chamber on Nov. 20, 2018.

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