Texas Legislature focused on culture issues, less on bread and butter, some lawmakers say

July 16, 2023

AUSTIN, Texas — Despite a near $33 billion budget surplus, the Texas Legislature failed to reach agreement on what was described as the biggest property tax cut in history. “In the Texas House, we’ve been focused on the issues that matter most to the people of Texas — property tax relief, education, border security, protecting parents and children,” he said. “I don’t think those are culture issues. In 2021, the Texas Legislature passed some of the strictest anti-abortion laws in the nation. “Unfortunately, we missed our moment to rise to the occasion.”Abbott’s priority listWhether it’s hot-button issues or bread-and-butter bills, Texas lawmakers are expected to finish their work in a special session.