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Analysis: For hints to next year’s fights at the Texas Capitol, watch the investment advisers

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The political debates of this election year will foreshadow some of the issues you'll see when the Texas Legislature meets next year, but some of the best clues — sports gambling is one example — come from the financial advisers to public sector investors.

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Bob Daemmrich for the Texas Tribune

Analysis: Texas’ most persistent policy problem

You wouldn’t be out of line wondering why Texas school finance didn’t get fixed in 2017. Or 2015. Or 2013. But it’s because this is a hard policy problem and a harder political one. The prompt now is that property taxes have gotten so far out of hand that lawmakers have no choice but to act.

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