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April 10, 2019      4:34 PM

Audio: Speaker Bonnen expects a divided House in property tax debate

In an at times fiery interview, Bonnen took a shot at Chairman Tim Dunn’s Empower Texans and allied organizations: “It’s a shame that people have to make a living spreading lies and false things just so they can rally troops to raise money.”

After months of old school Senate-like comity in the Texas House, Speaker Dennis Bonnen this week suggested that he expects divisions to be revealed during the property tax debate on Thursday.

"I'd love it to (be unanimous) but I'd be quite surprised," Bonnen told Chad Hasty of Lubbock radio station KFYO, which is broadcasting from the Texas Capitol this week. Your editor appears on the Chad Hasty Show Mondays at 10, by the way.

Bonnen stopped short of predicting a unified GOP on the House floor when the final vote is taken. "Hopefully among Republicans it is,” he said during the interview in which he also critiqued Empower Texans and allied organizations.

By Scott Braddock

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