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Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Appoints 2018-2019 Budget Conferees

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following his appointment of conferees for the 2018-2019 budget conference. His appointees are Senate Finance Chairman, Jane Nelson; Senate Finance Vice Chairman, Chuy Hinojosa; State Affairs Chairman, Joan Huffman: Administration Chairman, Lois Kolkhorst and Health & Human Services Chairman, Charles Schwertner. “This budget will determine… Read more »

1000 Faith Partners Join the Faith-Based Collaboration to Serve Texas Children

AUSTIN – More than a thousand faith partners have joined the Department of Family and Protective Services’ faith-based collaboration that Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has pushed since last May to encourage more families across the state to open their hearts and homes to a child in need. These faith partners are involved in a range of activities including establishing… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Response to NCAA Statement on North Carolina Law

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued the following statement today in response to the press release issued this morning by the Board of Governors of the NCAA: “We have always said that the Texas Privacy Act was not in conflict with the anti-discrimination goals of the NCAA and the statement they released this morning… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on the Shooting Death of Harris County Constable Clinton Greenwood

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the Baytown shooting death of Harris County Constable Precinct 3 Assistant Chief Deputy Clinton Greenwood: “Jan and I send our thoughts and prayers to the friends and family of Assistant Chief Deputy Greenwood, a 30-year law enforcement veteran, during this very difficult time. “Violence… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on the Passage of Senate Bill 3 – School Choice

“School choice is the civil rights issue of our time.”   AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the passage of Senate Bill 3 – School Choice, by Senator Larry Taylor, (R – Friendswood). Senate Bill 3 will establish Education Savings Accounts and a Tax Credit Scholarship program in Texas. “School… Read more »

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick: Statement on CSSB 1 – The Budget

“On this day, in this body, on this budget, we are united and speaking with one voice.”   AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following Senate passage of Committee Substitute Senate Bill (CSSB) 1: “I am proud to announce that the Texas Senate passed CSSB 1 – the 2018-2019 budget for… Read more »