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Troy Closson is a reporting fellow at The Texas Tribune. He is a rising senior at Northwestern University, where he studies journalism and African American Studies. The Baltimore native previously worked for the Chicago Sun-Times, Block Club Chicago and the Medill Justice Project, and in the fall, will serve as editor in chief of The Daily Northwestern. If he's not in the newsroom, then he's looking for new breakfast restaurants or going on runs in Austin.

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A Texas House committee is set to investigate allegations against House Speaker Dennis Bonnen. Here’s what we know.

A conservative political activist accused Republican House Speaker Dennis Bonnen of making a deal at a June meeting to target 10 GOP lawmakers. Bonnen has denied the allegations, but several Texas House members who have heard a recording of the meeting in his office support the activist's account.

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