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Texas Legislature 2021

Analysis: Texas government grinds to a stop — of the governor’s choosing

It’s happening slowly, but during the Texas government’s long summer, with legislative walkouts, fights over voting rights, and new battles over what’s safe and what’s not, Gov. Greg Abbott is mostly getting his way.

A legislator fist bumps a House Administration staffer as they entered the House Chamber on Aug. 11, 2021.

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