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2023 Session Recap

Texas Republicans ended a patchwork of local rules they say hurt business. They also eroded powers of city councils.

Lawmakers delivered Gov. Greg Abbott a long-sought bill to stop local governments from enacting local laws that exceed state law on a number of fronts.

An aerial view of homes near Interstate 45 in Houston, on Sept. 16, 2019.

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