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November 9, 2020      9:48 PM

As pre-filing of bills begins, Texas legislators focus on emergency powers of the governor, police reform, abortion, and more

Lawmakers came out swinging on their first day of pre-filing for the 87th legislative session, filing bills on Medicaid expansion, COVID-19 death benefits for first responders, and shell bills for the state’s redistricting plans.

As of mid-afternoon, #txlege watcher Tanner Long – who charts these things in detail – was hinting the 87th legislature was closing in on the all-time high for first-day filings set during the 85th session: 525 bills. Today’s filings already surpassed the first-day record of the 86th session, which was 472 bills.

By Kimberly Reeves

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