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The 86th Legislature runs from Jan. eight to Could 27. From the state finances to well being care to schooling coverage — and the politics behind all of it — we concentrate on what Texans have to know in regards to the biennial legislative session.

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The Texas Tribune is touring the state with a sequence of post-session occasions recapping the key coverage debates of the 86th Texas Legislature and what they imply for Texas’ largest cities and surrounding communities.

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Be a part of us for a dialog about public schooling, taxes, immigration, well being care, spending and different consequential issues with 4 Houston-area legislators: state Sen. Carol Alvarado and state Reps. Sarah Davis, Dan Huberty and Armando Walle. The dialog will probably be moderated by Evan Smith, co-founder and CEO of The Texas Tribune.

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Alvarado, D-Houston, has represented Senate District 6 since a particular election early this 12 months. She sits on the Senate Intergovernmental Relations, Nominations, Transportation, and Water and Rural Affairs committees. Beforehand, Alvarado served greater than 10 years representing Home District 145. She additionally served on the Houston Metropolis Council.

Davis, R-West College Place, has represented Home District 134 since 2011. She serves on the Home Appropriations and Insurance coverage committees. She additionally serves as vice chair of the Legislature’s Harris County Delegation and secretary of the Girls’s Well being Caucus, and she or he is Home Speaker Dennis Bonnen’s appointee to the Texas Entry to Justice Fee. Davis can also be a companion with Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP and focuses on private damage lawsuits.

Huberty, R-Houston, has represented Home District 127 since 2011. He serves as chair of the Home Public Schooling Committee and sits on the County Affairs Committee. Beforehand, he served as board president and trustee for the Humble ISD faculty board. Huberty can also be president of MVP REIT, an actual property funding belief.

Walle, D-Houston, has represented Home District 140 since 2009. He serves on the Appropriations, Increased Schooling, Native and Consent Calendars, and Redistricting committees. He’s additionally a member of the Home Democratic Caucus, Girls’s Well being Caucus and LGBTQ Caucus. Beforehand, Walle served on the workers of a number of elected officers, together with U.S. Reps. Gene Inexperienced and Sheila Jackson Lee, and he’s now a training lawyer.

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