In 2019 the 86th Texas Legislature is in session with state funding of education and local property tax reform and the major issues. There is also much work that needs to be done on healthcare, justice, immigration, state park funding and climate.
15 imagesThe Texas Senate consists of 31 members representing geographic districts across the state with about 806,000 voters per district. The Senate is presided over by the Lieutenant Governor of Texas.
11 imagesGovernor Greg Abbot addressed the opening of the 86th Texas Legislature on January 8, 2019.
121 imagesThe Texas House of Representatives consists of 150 members representing districts across the state. The House meets every other year for 140 days - unless called into special session by the Governor to complete business. The 86th Texas Legislature convened January 8, 2019 and elected Representative Dennis Bonnen as Speaker of the House, beginning a legislative session committed to fixing Texas' broken education funding system.
64 imagesThe Texas State Capitol in Austin.