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June 1, 2023

Why does the Texas Legislature meet for only 140 days every two years?

Army veteran Denise Gordon questioned whether it makes any sense for lawmakers from the second-largest state in the country and one of the largest economies in the world to meet so infrequently.


May 25, 2023

What are the weirdest laws in Texas?

The Texas Legislature’s regular session is nearing an end. While some of the laws passed during these sessions are crucial to keep the state running, other laws have been a little more interesting.


May 19, 2023

‘Is Austin hiding their elderly?’ What’s the average age of its residents?

In a city with a reputation as being young, we got a question about where all of Austin’s older people are.



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