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Texas Legislature 2021

Analysis: Republican Texas legislators, like the governor, take a right turn

The Legislature still has plenty of big issues to address in its last month: electric outages, the budget and policing. At the same time, the Republican majority has its eye on issues that are dear to the conservative base: abortion, guns and elections.

State Rep. Briscoe Cain, R-Deer Park, flanked by Republican colleagues, answers questions regarding SB 7, a voting rights bill, on May 6, 2021.

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