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Texas Legislature 2023

Tension over property taxes produces rare public clash between Dan Patrick, Greg Abbott

Always happy to castigate the Texas House, Patrick breaks form to criticize the governor as misinformed and unsympathetic toward homeowners.

From left: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Gov. Greg Abbott, and Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan.

“We agree 96, 97 percent of the time”

House says take it or leave it

An “astronomical” level of tension

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Politics State government Dade Phelan Dan Patrick Greg Abbott Property taxes Texas House of Representatives Texas Legislature Texas Senate