Among Conservatives, Taxing Districts Create a Rift

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Fri, Mar 21, 2014 - 1:48pm -- (View the original Texas Tribune article.)

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After campaigning as Tea Party-backed champions of smaller government and fewer taxes, multimillionaire developer Don Huffines and state Sen. Ken Paxton, R-McKinney, are closer than ever to moving up the political ladder. Huffines defeated longtime Sen. John Carona of Dallas in the GOP primary and is all but assured a state Senate seat. And Paxton, who faces a May runoff with state Rep. Dan Branch, is the leading Republican contender for attorney general.

Robert Bland, a professor in the department of public administration at the University of North Texas, is quoted.


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