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Hotel Tax Subsidy Plan Heading
to Abbott as Christmas Tree Bill
New Texas Rangers stadium crowns list as financing green light for cities mushrooms before passing.

GOP Sponsors Prepare to Collide
as Pipeline Bill Goes to the Wire
Senator holds firm and finds backup as eminent domain bill lands on the bargaining table in final days.

Hard Right Brands 2019 Session
Failure and State Party as Inept
Conservatives bomb GOP leaders, lawmakers and state party with terrible reviews in stretch.

Senate Medical Marijuana Vote
is Small Step and Gigantic Leap
Significant expansion of miniscule law inches Texas closer to pot of revenue at end of future rainbow.

Senate Gives Gov Cold Shoulder
on Major College Expansion Plan
Abbott priority that Bonnen team guided dies across hall with Patrick motivations a mystery.

House Leaders Had Resurrected
Mental Health Bill Before it Died
Tea party lawmaker derails Santa Fe react plan piece that had already been saved in sister measure.

House Backs School Safety Plan
that Hard Right Attempts to Kill
Most west wing Republicans reject pleas from conservatives who try to spark grassroots revolt.

Patrick Appears to Free Hostages
after House Votes as Time Ticks

House Votes on Failed Lobby
Ban Could Have Steep Price

Chick-fil-A Rescue Gets Initial OK
as Other Conservative Bills Perish

Top Issues on Legislature Plate
in Stretch of Regular Session

Rare Sunday Session Could Be
Stage for Confirmation Gamble

Abbott Not Giving Up on Whitley
Amid Senate Power Play Visions

Potential Light in Senate Tunnel
Could Be Baby Medical Pot Step

Hard Right Agenda Going Down
Again Despite Late Scrambling

Hailey's Comment: GOP Leaders Hail Plan as End to All But Impossible Quest
School finance package with $15 billion price tag has lots more for local property tax relief than expected.


Masterpiece Session Has First Significant Setback with Sales Tax Boost Bet
Speaker who's scored rave reviews puts GOP colleagues he's worked hard to protect at risk with swap that flops.

Patrick Fuels Speculation
on Early Exit with Unusual Moves Amid Swap Revolt

Defiance slap on wrist amid lack of concern on heat from hard right perceived as signs of possible Trump post.


Big Leaps and Long Falls
in House with Blue Shade

West wing has more Dems in high places as hierarchy shake up reflects speaker race.

Punishing Puts Senator
in Position to Call Shots

Banishing has unintended consequences as GOP female trio wield major sway.


GOP Vulnerable in More
Than a Dozen Districts
Beto O'Rourke Carried

Dems would take House back and claim three more Congress seats with wins where president hopeful beat Cruz.

GOP May Have Comeback
Shots Districts Abbott Won

2020: Biden and Bernie Gap
Shrinks in New Spring Polls


Lobby Power Rankings
Reflect Bonnen Speaker
Bid Win and Blue Wave

Ties to new House boss and Dems good for bump as #MeToo cuts both ways.

Laney Links are Golden
in New Speaker's House

GOP leader has last Dem in dais as role model as Straus maestro goes back to future.

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