Under the Dome

Watch as the major and minor players in the Texas Capitol navigate lawmaking in the 86th Legislature. Our mini-documentary series takes viewers beyond the business of passing bills and showcases the personalities and predicaments lawmakers face throughout the 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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