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Texas 2022 Elections

Analysis: A swelling Texas treasury gives 2022 hopefuls room for big ideas

As the political season starts, the contestants got an unexpected bit of good news: The state comptroller says the next Legislature will start with almost $25 billion in the state treasury. Expensive campaign promises just got a lot easier to make.

Legislators on the opening day of the special session at the Texas Capitol on July 8, 2021.

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