Texas Legislature 2019

The 86th Legislature runs from Jan. 8 to May 27. From the state budget to health care to education policy — and the politics behind it all — we focus on what Texans need to know about the biennial legislative session.

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 Todd Wiseman / The Texas Tribune

"I'm honestly still stunned that I work here": Meet the staffers who keep Texas lawmakers in check under the dome

Behind the 181 members of the Texas Legislature, thousands of people work to keep the Capitol humming during legislative sessions. The work isn't always glamorous, but many view their small roles in helping state government function as an honor.

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Under the Dome

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Go beyond the business of passing bills to see the personalities and predicaments lawmakers face throughout the session.

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Here's a list of the occupants of the state’s highest offices.

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