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Who's done the best job in the battle on tax cuts in regular session?

Greg Abbott
Dennis Bonnen
Jane Nelson
Dan Patrick
Joe Straus

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Novel Bargaining Approach
Ties Major Issues Together

Consolidated negotiations appear to erase special session threat with one tricky hurdle remaining.

Ex-Mayor May Be Taking Aim
at Maverick Lawmaker's Seat

Conservative who'd been tea party original could face primary foe or run for state Senate.

Surreal Convergence Prompts Biker vs. Open Carry Size Up
Most unconventional groups had opposite styles despite common bad boy persona thread.

Lawyers Assemble Cross-Section
Alliance for Last-Ditch Defensive

GOP Lawmakers Circle Wagons
on Open Carry in Waco Fallout

The Texas Senate Born Again
in the Post-Two Thirds Rule Era

Gang War Could Be Open Carry
Obstacle on Senate Hearing Eve

Abbott Gives Military Shout Out
at Sparsely Attended UNT Event

Hispanic GOP Pair Pass on Vow
in Wake of Failed Power Play

Sales Tax Cut May Have Been
Means to End More than Goal

Gay Wedlock Invalidation Act
Joins Parade to Bill Graveyard

Fragile Tax Cut Pact Coming
Together Behind the Scenes

Hailey's Comment: Patrick Target of Ultimatum from Tea Party Allies No More
Advisory group bond appears vestige of past as message to leadership seems tailored for lieutenant governor.


Tough Guy Power Rankings
Have Wild West Wing Gun
Fight for Premier in 2015

Texas Independents Days Rankings: Centrist Majority with Tea Party Exceptions


Leadership Shakeup
Fuels Shift at Capitol
with Tea Party Tint

Red connections could be gold as changes at the top rock rankings amid all-time

Hired Gun Lobbyists
Rising Star Lobbyists
Lobby Teams & Groups

A-Team and & Tea Party Dominate Clout Charts
Muscle is team concept in Straus House as Senate list has fresh faces.

Freshmen Cubs Take Wolfpack Mentality
Speaker rookie pals on high ridge of freshmen sway wielders.

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Charles Schwertner
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