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Chick-fil-A Rescue Gets Initial OK
as Other Conservative Bills Perish
House casualty list has Confederate markers, election piracy, power grid security and local reg limits.

Rare Sunday Session Could Be
Stage for Confirmation Gamble
Secretary of state nomination that's been pending on every calendar in May not on Monday schedule.

Abbott Not Giving Up on Whitley
Amid Senate Power Play Visions
Governor refuses to surrender on confirmation with scheme that relies on vanishing Democrats.

Potential Light in Senate Tunnel
Could Be Baby Medical Pot Step
East wing hearing could be sign that Texas won't be falling even further behind neighboring states.

Hard Right Agenda Going Down Again Despite Late Scrambling
Conservatives pin consolation hope on election security and Chick-fil-A bill as lone religious liberty survivor.

Beer Rivals Fire Peace Pipe Up
with Huge Win for Craft Brewers
Brutal industry battle appears to end with truce that's rare setback for wholesale distributors group.

Dem Picks New Fight with Hurd
as Latest Bush Eyes 2020 Race
Ortiz Jones wants rematch with GOP lawmaker who had Beto boost while a Bush surfaces as possibility.

Senate Panel OKs Sunset Bill
Amid Deal on Craft Beer Sales
TABC plan advances in chamber where fllor amendment could give smaller brewers tentative win.

Tax Swap Aftermath Could Cost
Lawmaker Gig on Patrick Station

Bonnen House Sets New Mark
for Production Line at Deadline

Bid to Raise House Bill from Dead
Could Be Campaign Springboard

GOP Takes Aim at LGBT Dems
in Chick-fil-A Bill Revenge Vow

House Dems Get the Message
Before Bill Raised from Grave

Dead Republican Tax Swap
Has Primary Anxiety Rising

Hailey's Comment: Top Ten Issues on Legislature Plate in Stretch of Session
Medical pot plan has ground breaking potential in final week with voter fraud, vices, Chick-fil-A and more up in air.

Masterpiece Session Has First Significant Setback with Sales Tax Boost Bet
Speaker who's scored rave reviews puts GOP colleagues he's worked hard to protect at risk with swap that flops.

Patrick Fuels Speculation
on Early Exit with Unusual Moves Amid Swap Revolt

Defiance slap on wrist amid lack of concern on heat from hard right perceived as signs of possible Trump post.

Big Leaps and Long Falls
in House with Blue Shade

West wing has more Dems in high places as hierarchy shake up reflects speaker race.

Punishing Puts Senator
in Position to Call Shots

Banishing has unintended consequences as GOP female trio wield major sway.

GOP Vulnerable in More
Than a Dozen Districts
Beto O'Rourke Carried

Dems would take House back and claim three more Congress seats with wins where president hopeful beat Cruz.

GOP May Have Comeback
Shots Districts Abbott Won

2020: Biden and Bernie Gap
Shrinks in New Spring Polls

Lobby Power Rankings
Reflect Bonnen Speaker
Bid Win and Blue Wave

Ties to new House boss and Dems good for bump as #MeToo cuts both ways.

Laney Links are Golden
in New Speaker's House

GOP leader has last Dem in dais as role model as Straus maestro goes back to future.

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