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Texas Legislature 2023

Property tax special session is over, but months of acrimony could complicate Texas lawmakers’ mission as more work awaits

Efforts to repair rifts, particularly among Republican leaders, begin as another contentious special session looms on Gov. Greg Abbott’s call for “school choice.”

Speaker of the House Dade Phelan gavels the House into session on the first day of the second special session at the state Capitol in Austin on June 28, 2023.

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Leadership tensions rise

Abbott’s gambit and what’s next

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