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Texas Legislature 2023

Texas legislative leaders — Dan Patrick, Dade Phelan — jab each other’s priorities in dueling speeches

During dueling speeches to a conservative think tank in Austin, state House Speaker Dade Phelan and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who have a history of animus, split over property tax relief, criminal justice reform and school choice.

House Speaker Dade Phelan, left, and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.

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