LEGISLATURE PASSES PROPERTY TAX, SCHOOL FINANCE REFORM Posted in: Columns STATE CAPITAL HIGHLIGHT AUSTIN — While the Memorial Day holiday was observed across Texas, lawmakers stayed busy at the state Capitol, voting on key bills in the final three days of the 86th Texas Legislature’s 140-day regular session. Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen did what ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!