Texas government grinds to a stop — of the governor’s choosing

A legislator fist bumps a Texas House administration staffer at the entrance of the lower chamber. Credit: Sophie Park/The Texas Tribune

It’s happening slowly, but during the Texas government’s long summer, with legislative walkouts, fights over voting rights, and new battles over what’s safe and what’s not, Gov. Greg Abbott is mostly getting his way.

What you think about Texas government right now depends on what you want out of it.

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