87th Texas Legislature
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Weeks before the legislative session, state leaders’ policy priorities and COVID-19 safety plans remain works in progress
Texas Capitol Set to Reopen, No Details on Protocol. Lawmakers have reportedly considered temperature checks, COVID testing, and limiting capacity in the galleries and committee rooms.
Texas has $2 billion in COVID-19 relief funds left to spend. Advocacy groups are anxiously watching. On Monday, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller said the remaining funds should be used to help rural hospitals and food banks.