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House Democrats arrive at a private charter terminal at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport as they leave the state to deny House Republicans a quorum during the special session of the Legislature. (Miguel Gutierrez/The Texas Tribune)

By Patrick Svitek

The Texas House voted Tuesday to send law enforcement to track down Democrats who left the state a day earlier in protest of Republicans' priority elections bill "under warrant of arrest if necessary."

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Members of the House Democratic Caucus attend a press conference on the opening day of the special session at the Texas Capitol on July 8, 2021. (Sophie Park/The Texas Tribune)

By Alexa Ura and Cassandra Pollock

Democrats in the Texas House of Representatives plan to leave the state and fly to Washington, D.C., Monday afternoon, according to sources with knowledge of the plan, in a bid to again deny Republicans the quorum needed to pass new voting restrictions with 27 days left in a special legislative session called largely for that purpose.

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(Darla Cameron/The Texas Tribune)

By Reese Oxner

The COVID-19 pandemic appeared to undo years of improvement for Texas students meeting grade requirements in reading and math, with students who did most of their schooling remotely suffering "significant declines" compared to those who attended in person, according to standardized test results released Monday by the Texas Education Agency.

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(Jordan Vonderhaar/The Texas Tribune)

By Patrick Svitek

Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday he would veto the section of the state budget that funds the Legislature hours after a Democratic walkout killed his priority elections bill.

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