State Sens. Paul Bettencourt, left, of Houston and Jane Nelson of Flower Mound, along with  Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick have pushed tax cut talk in the Senate.
State Sens. Paul Bettencourt, left, of Houston and Jane Nelson of Flower Mound, along with Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick have pushed tax cut talk in the Senate. Ralph Barrera AP
State Sens. Paul Bettencourt, left, of Houston and Jane Nelson of Flower Mound, along with Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick have pushed tax cut talk in the Senate. Ralph Barrera AP