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From Texas Standard:

Following this year's contentious regular and special sessions at the Capitol, the divide between the Legislature's upper and lower chambers couldn’t be more apparent. Many of the priorities of Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, like the hotly debated transgender bathroom bill and sanctuary cities law, didn't fly in the House.

Bob Daemmrich for the Texas Tribune

The Texas Legislature closed out the special session Tuesday night amid a stalemate on property tax reform, leaving unfinished Gov. Greg Abbott's top priority.

From Texas Standard:

As the legislative session heads into its final six weeks, lawmakers have a lot left to do. They face the task of reconciling budgets passed by the House and Senate into a single document. They must act on the governor’s emergency agenda items. And they’ll need to decide the fate of the more than 6,000 bills filed during the session.

Bob Daemmrich for The Texas Tribune

Just one day after the Texas Senate passed its two-year budget, a key House committee sent their own spending proposal to the full House – but not before cutting $2.4 billion from the state’s largest health care program for the poor and disabled.

After Recount, Anderson Remains Apparent Winner In Re-Election Battle

Nov 27, 2016
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Update, Nov. 30: After a recount, state Rep. Rodney Anderson, R-Grand Prairie, is still the apparent winner in his re-election battle against Democrat Terry Meza.

Warring Ads Turn Up Heat On Competitive Dallas County House Race

Oct 23, 2016
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One of Dallas County’s most historically competitive Texas House races is heating up with warring ads that put both candidates in opponents’ crosshairs.

Texas Tribune

As Democrats cling to hopes that a Dallas-area district will flip to their column, House District 105 candidates Susan Motley and Terry Meza are headed for a runoff election May 27 that will decide which of them will take on a former Republican lawmaker in November's general election.