**Editor’s Note: Since this article went live, the Texas House formally elected Dade Phelan as Speaker of the House.**
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Voters in Dallas have selected two candidates — Texas State Representative Eric Johnson and Dallas attorney Scott Griggs — to advance to a runoff in hopes of replacing outgoing, term-limited Mayor Mike Rawlings. Johnson and Griggs emerged from a crowded field of nine candidates, but the road was neither easy nor cheap.
As this Texas legislative session draws to a close, all eyes are on Austin to see if lawmakers can deliver on the two things they promised voters — reforming the property tax and school finance systems. Last week we took a look at the key players in the property tax debate. This week we’re focusing on school finance.