The 85th Texas Legislature ended Monday, putting to rest (at least for now) escalating tension between the House and the Senate. Lawmakers filed more than 10,000 bills and resolutions for consideration, approving fewer than 4,000 of them. Of those, only about a fourth were actual policy changes.
Some bills were killed by deadlines, many of them dying in the rift between the two chambers. Plenty of others never even got a hearing.