“The passage of this landmark legislation is one of the proudest moments I have ever experienced in the Senate Chamber.”
AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the passage of House Bill 3, sponsored by Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood:
“I congratulate Sen. Taylor and the Texas Senate on the passage of this monumental and historic education reform bill. House Bill 3 will transform our public schools with cutting edge strategies that ensure that all our students can achieve their dreams and compete in the global marketplace. It will provide every teacher in Texas with a $5,000 across-the-board pay raise and it will rein in crippling property taxes and provide a sustainable framework for school finance.
“Sen. Taylor’s leadership on this important legislation over the past year and his diligent commitment to the work of the school finance commission is a great contribution to the future of Texas and the future of our children. The passage of this landmark legislation is one of the proudest moments I have ever experienced in the Senate Chamber.”