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Listen In, Lubbock: What Texans can expect this legislative session

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Gabriel C. Pérez
The Texas Legislature reconvened in Austin this week.

The Texas Legislature reconvened in Austin this week. Lawmakers have a long to-do list that includes property taxes, gun control, the power grid and maternal health. They're also working with a multi-billion dollar budget surplus.

Sergio Martínez-Beltrán is covering the session for The Texas Newsroom, which is a collaboration between the state's NPR stations.

Sergio Martínez-Beltrán, The Texas Newsroom

Helpful links:
Texas has an unprecedented budget surplus. What can be done with the billions of dollars? from The Texas Newsroom

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s priorities for Legislature include property taxes and electric grid from The Texas Newsroom

Here are five public education issues to keep an eye on during Texas’ 88th legislative session from KUT

Texas lawmakers push bills to address maternal mortality in 2023 from KERA

Sarah Self-Walbrick is the news director at Texas Tech Public Media, where she leads the news team and focuses on underreported stories in Lubbock. Sarah is a Lubbock native and a three-time graduate of Texas Tech University. She started her career at the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
Julia is the Morning Edition Host and a radio producer with Texas Tech Public Media. She graduated with her bachelor's in electronic media and journalism from Texas Tech University, and her master's in mass communication also from Texas Tech University. She also is an adjunct professor of journalism at TTU's College of Media and Communication. You can follow her on Twitter @_julsew_.
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