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Texas Legislature 2023

House-Senate animosity bubbles over with clashes on property taxes, education

With threats of a special session and a derisive moniker, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick tries to pressure the House speaker into acting on his conservative priorities.

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

There’s already talk of a special session

Different paths on “school choice”

Heartburn over property tax cuts

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