What lawmakers should do to mitigate the state's cascading crises, and what they are liable to do instead.
Articles by Texas Observer Staff
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We collected some of our best magazine stories published this year.
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The third installment of our series following ordinary Texans through extraordinary times.
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Amid the theatrics that consumed the final full week of session, lawmakers still haven’t finalized much of their already-lackluster winter storm response.
The Texas House reached a critical deadline in rather anticlimactic fashion as dozens of bills hit the killing floor. But Republicans have already got most of what they wanted this session.