Dewhurst, Straus, Perry See Opportunity for Tax Relief

In a joint appearance Wednesday, the state’s top leaders offered few specifics about legislative priorities, but Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and House Speaker Joe Straus seemed to agree that taxes would go down.

Dewhurst was the only one who named specifics, saying lawmakers are looking at lowering business and property taxes. But Perry and Straus also suggested that tax relief was on the horizon.

“I think we have a record proving that tax relief should be a priority," Straus said. "The details of that and the potential for that are yet to be determined."

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