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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on Comptroller Hegar’s Revised Certification Revenue Estimate

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following Comptroller Glenn Hegar’s revised Certification Revenue Estimate (CRE) for the 2020-21 biennium: “Today the Comptroller released an estimate of a $4.58 billion shortfall, which shows the extreme stress that has been placed on the Texas economy both by the pandemic and the dramatic decrease… Read more »

Texas Senate Steps Up to Help Answer Workforce Commission Calls

Almost 200 senate staffers and members of the Lt. Governor’s team will begin TWC training on Thursday   HOUSTON – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced today that members of the Texas Senate – both Democrat and Republican – are volunteering staffers to assist the Texas Workforce Commission in answering calls from Texans who are seeking… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Patrick Appointments: Senate Redistricting, Education and Higher Education Committees

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the following appointments to three Senate committees today: Sen. Pat Fallon, R-Prosper, to the Senate Redistricting Committee Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, to the Senate Education and Senate Higher Education Committees “I am proud to appoint Sens. Fallon and Zaffirini to these committees. I am confident they will bring… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Patrick Appointments: Windstorm Insurance Legislative Funding and Funding Structure Oversight Board

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the appointments of these senators to the Windstorm Insurance Legislative Funding and Funding Structure Oversight Board today: Sen. Kelly Hancock, R-North Richland Hills – Co-Chairman Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown “I am proud to appoint these senators to the Windstorm… Read more »