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What Bills Will the Texas Legislature Prioritize in the 85th Legislative Session?

The Texas Legislature is back in session tomorrow (Jan. 10, 2017). Back on the first day bills could be filed for the session, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick released his list of top ten priorities for the session. But what are the legislative priorities for the rest of the state’s lawmakers this session? We get a […]

Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public MediaThe Texas Legislature is back in session tomorrow (Jan. 10, 2017). Back on the first day bills could be filed for the session, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick released his list of top ten priorities for the session. But what are the legislative priorities for the rest of the state’s lawmakers this session?

We get a preview of the 85th regular session from Brandon Rottinghaus, political science professor at the University of Houston, and Andrew Schneider, politics reporter for News 88.7.

MORE: Texas Faces Fresh Budget Pain As Legislature Prepares To Convene (News 88.7, Jan. 9, 2017)

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