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Texas Legislature 2021

Texas legislators pass most — but not all — of Gov. Greg Abbott’s priority measures in final flurry of lawmaking

Lawmakers approved new political maps and decided how to spend COVID-19 relief money. But they didn’t pass bills about vaccine mandates or the criminal penalty for illegal voting.

Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan listens to a colleague while presiding over the chamber on Oct. 18, 2021, shortly before the Texas Legislature ended its third special session of the year.

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