The 2017 Texas Legislative session is underway. State legislators meet every other year for 140 days in a frenzy of debating (sometimes arguing), deal-making, stand-taking, bill-killing and, occasionally, law-making. As the late, great political columnist Molly Ivins said, “I never saw anything funnier than Texas politics.”
For the past few weeks, we’ve been asking what you want to know about the Texas legislature: how it works, why it works the way it does and what you want lawmakers to do.
As part of the “Texas Decides” series, we want to shine some light on the often confusing inner workings of the big pink dome. We’ve teamed up with public radio stations across Texas – KUT in Austin, Texas Public Radio in San Antonio, Houston Public Media, KERA in Dallas and Marfa Public Radio – to collect and answer your questions.
Vote for your favorite question or send in one of your own using our modules at the bottom of the page.