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As First Bills Are Filed, Battle Lines For 2017 Session Begin To Emerge

Nov 14, 2016
Bob Daemmrich / The Texas Tribune

On the first day lawmakers could file bills for consideration during the 2017 session, leaders from both parties began drawing battle lines for fights over taxation, immigration and social issues that will likely dominate the upcoming meeting of the Texas Legislature. 

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Texas lawmakers sure are eager -- on the first day they could file bills for the 85th state Legislative session, they filed several hundred of them, as well as dozens of resolutions.

Bill Filing Day At The Texas Capitol Revives Old Controversies

Nov 14, 2016
Todd Wiseman / The Texas Tribune

State lawmakers began putting their campaign promises on paper Monday morning, as they filed hundreds of bills on the first filing day for the 2017 legislative session.

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