Is Speaker Dennis Bonnen's Bipartisan Session Enough for GOP to Hold a Majority in the Texas House?

AUSTIN -- On the final day of the legislative session, House Speaker Dennis Bonnen claimed victory for passing bills to revamp the state’s school finance system and property tax relief in a bipartisan fashion, while still pushing through legislation to shore up his conservative credentials.But it was unclear whether that work would be enough to keep Republican control of the House after the 2020 elections.“The most important thing is the mutual respect that the House showed each other,” Bonnen said during an end-of-the-session interview with news outlets. “The Texas House is where you come and debate and you argue big issues and you have fierce discussions but you do it with respect to each other, and when it’s over you are able to shake hands and show up and work again together the next day.”  Continue reading...

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