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Texas Legislature 2023

The regular Texas legislative session started with a record budget surplus and ended with an impeached attorney general

The 2023 legislative session started with a $32.7 billion surplus. It was mired in Republican infighting and multiple scandals. Then, the House impeached the state’s attorney general.

House Speaker Dade Phelan gavels out the 88th session Sine Die on May 29, 2023.

Divisions and differences

A sudden impeachment

Looking forward

The Texas House stands adjourned Sine Die on May 29, 2023, but likely special sessions and an impeachment hearing loom over the Capitol.

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