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The COVID crisis isn’t even over yet, and already there is a big fight brewing over who will get to drive the wagon the next time a deadly disease comes to Texas. House Bill 3, authored by State Rep. Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock), would split emergency powers between the governor and the legislature. The bill has unofficially passed...
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