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Texas Legislature 2023

Bills by the handful perish as Texas House hits crucial late-session deadline

It was a night of frustration, retaliation and, for some, elation as the stroke of midnight spelled doom for a lot of legislation.

House Speaker Dade Phelan, R-Beaumont, surveys the chamber during a break in the action on deadline day May 11, 2023.

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