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State elected officials from this area are probably back for a while since the 83rd regular legislative session wrapped up this Monday in Austin with the banging of gavels. This regular session was referred to as a kinder, gentler session.
Legislators announced key accomplishments that include a balanced budget that put billions of dollars taken from Texas schools two years ago back into education, a measure to help ensure the state’s water supply, and what is being called the biggest education reforms in years geared to give high school students more graduation options, reduce the number of tests they must pass to graduate and boost the number of charter schools.
Find out from your elected officials what other state laws were passed this session. In the meantime, June 16, is the last day the governor can sign or veto bills passed during the regular legislative session, and August 26 is the date that bills without specific effective dates become law.