Keyword: Dennis Bonnen

Mandate or machinations? Unpacking efforts to set the legislative agenda

| By: Jim Henson and Joshua Blank

Set aside the hand-waving and vague muttering that “elections have consequences,” and the evidence for a public mandate on school finance and propert taxes is pretty thin. It likely has more to do with the new governing dynamic among Greg Abbott, Dan Patrick, and Dennis Bonnen.


Texas Data Points from the Week in Texas Politics - April 22, 2016

What a Tax Fight Says about Texas' Future

| By: Jim Henson, PhD and Joshua Blank, PhD

How Texas lawmakers will cut taxes has emerged as the defining fight of this year's legislative session, highlighting the tension between the state's political culture and its rapid economic growth.