House, Senate Clash Over Dutton Bill Resolved

Updated, 1 p.m. 

A clash between the House and Senate on Friday morning appears to be water under the bridge.

State Rep. Harold Dutton, D-Houston, had threatened to kill every Senate bill on the House's local and consent calendar as retribution for the holding up of his bill, House Bill 2139, which would allow a local management district in Houston to change the area's taxing structure.

Houston lawmakers framed it as a local dispute, but indicated that it was in the process of being resolved. State Sen. Sylvia Garcia, D-Houston, said she had questions about the bill ...

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