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Texas

Texas

Texas (TX)


Capital: Austin

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State Code

Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2018
28,701,845
Population 2017 28,322,717
Population 2016 27,937,492
Below Poverty 2018 13.7
Below Poverty 2017 14.7
Below Poverty 2016 15.6
Employment – Population Ratio 2018
61.5
Employment – Population Ratio 2017 61.1
Employment – Population Ratio 2016 60.8
Unemployed 2018 3.9
Unemployed 2017 4.3
Unemployed 2016 4.6
Foreclosure Rate 2018 1 of 2,889
STATE FACTS
Texas is the only state to have the flags of 6 different nations fly over it. They are: Spain, France, Mexico, Republic of Texas, Confederate States, and the United States.
Texas comes from the Hasinai Indian word tejas, meaning friends or allies.
The worst natural disaster in United States history was caused by a hurricane that hit Galveston in 1900. Over 8,000 deaths were recorded.

Government

ELECTED OFFICIALS
 Governor
Greg Abbott (R)
 Lieutenant Governor  Dan Patrick (R)
 Attorney General Ken Paxton (R)
 Secretary of State (Appointed) Ruth Hughes (R)
 State Senate Control R – 19; D – 12
 State House Control R – 83; D – 67

 

 

Legislative Process

LEGISLATIVE DATES AND DEADLINES
Convenes Does not convene in 2020
Sine Die Adjournment Does not convene in 2020
Committee Action Deadlines N/A
Crossover Deadline None
Carryover from Previous Session No
Governor’s Signing Deadline (in session) 10 days, Sundays excepted
Governor’s Signing Deadline (after adjournment) 20 days
Veto Override 2/3 majority
Legislation Effective Date 90 days after adjournment

*Note: The Texas Legislature meets only in odd years

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Political Geography


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