Skip to main content

Analysis: It’s still a Republican Texas government, but it’s a new one

Between the general election results and the changing management of the Texas House — where Joe Straus is retiring and Dennis Bonnen is poised to be the next speaker — the state government is getting a reboot.

U.S. Rep. Dennis Bonnen, R-Angleton (left), and outgoing House Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, at a Legislative Budget Board meeting in Austin on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018.

Texans need truth. Help us report it.

Yes, I'll donate today

Explore related story topics

Dennis Bonnen Jeff Leach Joe Straus Jonathan Stickland Texas House of Representatives