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6 takeaways from the first day of the 85th Texas Legislature

Published on January 10, 2017 under CommunityImpact

After a year and a half break, the Texas Legislature returned to session. Here are five things of note that happened on the first day, and one thing to look forward to tomorrow. 1. The House and Senate gaveled into session at noon today. Lines for the House and Senate galleries winded around the third floor and down the staircase. Few protesters seen anywhere except a Black Lives Matter march to the Capitol. 2. Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, was re-elected as Speaker of the House for the fifth time. This unanimous approval was the first of Straus’ statehouse elections […]

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Source: Community Impact- Round Rock

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