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Texas Legislature 2023

Rift grows between Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Dade Phelan over how to cut property taxes

The Senate wants to raise the homestead exemption. The House wants to tighten the appraisal cap. Both chambers’ leaders are skeptical of each other’s proposal.

House Speaker Dade Phelan, left, Texas Governor Greg Abbott, center, and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.

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Economy Politics State government Dade Phelan Dan Patrick Housing Property taxes Texas House of Representatives Texas Legislature Texas Senate