OBSERVERS WELCOME QUIET LEGISLATURE OPENING January 20, 2021 - 05:00 Posted in: Columns The Texas Legislature opened quietly, which delighted everyone after the violence inside the U.S. Capitol the previous week. At the Texas State Capitol, a variety of legislative agendas took center stage at the start of the 87th session, which will run 140 days. Gov. Greg Abbott’s goals include ensuring Texans have access to high-quality healthcare, improving public safety, getting Texans back to work and promoting the state’s economic recovery. Many other state organizations announced their agendas. The Texas Farm Bureau outlined 11 priorities, starting with protecting property owners’ rights under eminent domain law Other priorities include protecting landowners and agricultural producers’ rights to ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!