Top officeholders join together in push for funding solution Posted in: Columns CAPITAL HIGHLIGHTS Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen on April 10 released a joint statement promoting a twofold method for the 86th Texas Legislature to curb property tax increases across the state. “Texans are fed up with skyrocketing property taxes. At the beginning of the ...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!