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School starts next week for most Texas students. But for more than 60 Dallas child advocacy experts, the homework has already begun. They met this week for a look at a Texas Legislature report card on children’s issues, and to outline assignments for the next legislative session.

Marjorie Kamys Cotera / The Texas Tribune

Gov. Greg Abbott warmed up his bill-signing pen on Monday, approving a measure ensuring that some high school seniors who fail to pass state exams can seek an alternate route to graduation.

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott stopped in Dallas Monday after an ice storm kept him away earlier this month. With his first legislative session almost at its midpoint, the governor talked about his priorities, his experience and progress so far.

Today Is Opening Day For The 84th Texas Legislature

Jan 13, 2015
Anneke Paterson / Texas Tribune

It takes a few weeks to get a legislative session rolling at full speed, but with Comptroller Glenn Hegar’s first official act out of the way, the 84th Legislature is ready to roll.

First Day of Legislative Filing Draws More Than 350 Bills

Nov 11, 2014
Anneke Paterson / The Texas Tribune

There might still be two months before the 84th legislative session starts, but eager lawmakers aren't waiting to get their legislation on the table.