Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Speaker Joe Straus had a rocky relationship to say the least.
The Angleton Republican says he has 109 commitments when 76 are needed to elect him to the leadership post.
The Senate has already lost the fight over tax cuts.
The Texas House today is taking up its sales tax cut package, setting up a showdown with the Senate and its property tax cuts.
The House’s proposal is better than the Senate’s, for at least half a dozen reasons
The wealth the Texas House and Senate want to share is expensive but small when spread statewide.
The Joe Straus who put together these committee assignments was a different Joe Straus from the one who made the appointments in 2009. Straus 2.0 is a much more skilled politician. For those who had labeled him a RINO, he spiked that attack by appointing 27 Republican chairs to only 11…