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Lt. Governor Dan Patrick: Statement on TRS Board Recommendation Regarding Retired Teacher Health Care Premiums

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today in response to reports that a committee of the Teachers Retirement System Board has decided against raising retired teachers’ health care premiums: “I am glad my recommendation that the TRS Board not raise retired teacher health care premiums now is close to being accepted. I… Read more »

Patrick Responds to Committee Recommendation to Cut Cosmetology from Career Tech

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following news reports of a Texas Education Agency (TEA) committee’s recommendation to cut career tech cosmetology programs: “Career tech is a top priority for me. I was very proud to pass Senate Bill 22 last session which creates a path for business involvement in education… Read more »

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick: Statement on Senate Select Committee Report on Violence in Schools and School Security

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today upon the release of the final report of the Senate Select Committee on Violence in Schools and School Security: “Immediately after the tragic school shooting in Santa Fe, I appointed a bi-partisan Select Committee, headed by Senate Education Committee Chairman, Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, to review… Read more »

Lt. Governor Patrick Commends Senate Select Committee on Violence in Schools and School Security

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick commended the Senate Select Committee on Violence in Schools and School Security today which has just concluded its final committee meeting. Chaired by Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, the committee has taken testimony from over 150 witnesses on school violence and security issues. “Senator Taylor and the select committee have… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on Santa Fe ISD Decision to Install Metal Detectors

Santa Fe Strong Safety & Security Committee Unanimously Recommended Installation of Metal Detectors AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued the following statement today in response to the Santa Fe Independent School District Board of Trustees vote last night to install metal detectors at the entrances to their schools before the school year begins this… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Patrick: Statement on Certification Revenue Estimate

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Patrick made this statement today following Texas Comptroller, Glenn Hegar’s update on the 2018-19 Certification Revenue Estimate: “The $2.6 Billion positive revenue estimate we received today is a direct result of the ingenuity, innovation and hard work of Texas business which thrives because of the sound conservative policies we have put… Read more »

Patrick Announces Donation of Metal Detectors to Santa Fe ISD

Lt. Governor also announces security grant program for all school districts as one of the first steps in the Senate’s commitment to a comprehensive school safety plan   AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced today he will donate up to 10 metal detectors to the Santa Fe Independent School District so the school district… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Patrick: Statement on President Donald Trump’s Executive Order

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick made the following statement today after President Donald Trump signed an executive order directing federal detention policy at the U.S. border: “I support the executive action President Trump has taken today. No one wants to separate families and the president’s action will ensure that those who are crossing our… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Addresses 2018 Texas Boys State at Texas Capitol

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Patrick addressed over a thousand young men in the Texas Capitol today who are attending 2018 Texas Boys State, a program of American Legion Boys State. “It is inspiring to see these young men stepping up to the plate to learn about the duties and responsibilities of citizenship and public service…. Read more »