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House Speaker Foes Shut Out
in Bill Passing Count Up to Now
Local calendar vote breaks drought as Straus allies and veteran Dems top leader board.

Greenest Budget Bargaining
Group Faces Trickiest Task
Conference panel on biggest issue has five rookies and challenge that's problematically novel.

Pre-K Blowup Raises Specter
of Special Session in Summer
Senate roadblock may ensure return trip to Capitol while taking urgency off bigger ticket issues.

Liquor Store Bill Clears Senate
With No West Wing Guarantees

Senate 17 Crack Double Digits
Despite Major Production Drop

Vouchers Vote Timing Sparks
Senate Conspiracy Conjecture

Pure Party Line Votes Have Not
Materialized in Partisan Clashes

Straus Foe Finds Unlikely Ally
for PR Bombing on Gun Ruling

Bad Blood Boils Over as House
Endorses Open Carry Measure

House Votes to Give Red Light
to Cities on Oil and Gas Rules

Straus Team About-Face Gives
PIU Proposal New Lease on Life

House Tax Cut Plan Advances
in Quick Vote after Slow Start

Hailey's Comment: Fingers Pointing in All Directions in Wake of Pre-K Bombing
House Republicans irate about falling on sword with vote that spurs attack on Abbott that's branded as fantasy.


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

Texas House shootout features ensemble performance by high-ranking lawmakers on bad dude hiarchy in regular session.


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Joan Huffman John Otto

A-Team and & Tea Party Dominate Clout Charts
Muscle is team concept in Straus House while senator with most sway lands in

Freshmen Cubs Take Wolfpack Mentality
Straus rookie allies on high ridge of freshmen power rankings in session before

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 talent infusion.

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