Dewhurst, Straus Prep for Session Only One Will Attend

Both of the state’s top legislative leaders are getting ready for the next legislative session, but only one of them will be here for it. Republican voters chose state Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston over incumbent Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in Tuesday’s runoff.

Dewhurst said he will remain involved in public policy and business after his term is up in January, but has not decided on the particulars of that.

House Speaker Joe Straus of San Antonio, meanwhile, is all but assured of re-election to the House — he has a Libertarian opponent in November, but no Democrat — and appears ...

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