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Spurning Tea Party Opposition, House Passes Pre-K Bill

Rep. Dan Huberty R-Humble, votes on one of the 165 amendments to HB5 on March 26th, 2013. (Photo by Marjorie Kamys Cotera, The Texas Tribune)

by Morgan Smith (The Texas Tribune) 4/09/15

– Despite a rocky start — and multiple efforts by Tea Party-backed lawmakers to derail it — key early education legislation endorsed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott overwhelmingly passed the Texas House Wednesday.

An almost five-hour debate ended with a fierce denunciation of conservative interest groups’ influence on policymaking from the bill’s author, state Rep. Dan Huberty, R-Houston.

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