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Analysis: With elections coming, Texas Republican leaders join the thin blue line

Freezing local taxes in Texas cities that cut police funding sounds better than it works. But the political angle taken by the state's top leaders gives them something other than pandemic and recession to talk about this election season.

Austin police officers stand guard as the Austin Fire Department puts out a car that was set on fire by protesters in downtown Austin on May 30, 2020.

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Politics State government Dan Patrick Dennis Bonnen Greg Abbott