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Texas Legislature 2021

Analysis: Government budgets looked terrible when COVID-19 started. A federal windfall has flipped the outlook.

Texas lawmakers expected to be sweating over a very tight budget right now, after strong early signs that the pandemic would stall the economy. But an improved economy and a huge infusion of federal aid is erasing those fears.

A view of the rotunda inside the state Capitol on the opening day of the Legislative Session. Jan. 12, 2021.

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