Two years ago, the Republican primary was teeming with angry conservatives stirred up by federal fiscal policy. Not all of them were Tea Party members, but all of them seemed to get labeled that way. Whatever the description, their effect on last year’s legislative session was clear.
Nobody was going to talk positively about spending, and nobody was going to lift a finger on a new tax.
That’s what the voters apparently wanted, and that’s what they got.
It didn’t suit all the conservatives in Texas government and politics, and some of them are betting that ...