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The 2022 Texas Tribune Festival

Ahead of the 2023 session, Texas lawmakers previewed their objectives. Here are five things you need to know.

Texas lawmakers on both sides of the aisle talked schools, abortion and guns in advance of next year’s session in a range of panels at The Texas Tribune Festival.

From left: Tribune political correspondent Patrick Svitek moderates a discussion about the 88th legislative session withHouse Republicans Four Price, Dustin Burrows, Ellen Troxclair and Craig Goldman at The Texas Tribune Festival in Austin on Sept. 23, 2022.

Gov. Greg Abbott’s busing program has drawn attention to the border, but lawmakers say there has been little relief. 

House Democrats Rafael Anchía, Mary González, Senfronia Thompson and Chris Turner speak on a panel moderated by Tribune political reporter Zach Despart at The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 23, 2022 in Austin, TX.

The state's abortion ban could see clarification.

After the Uvalde shooting, gun control reform doesn’t look promising.

The future of school vouchers remains uncertain.

Everyone agrees the grid needs more fixing.


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