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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 »

Lt. Gov. Patrick Appoints Dr. Ambrosio “Amos” Hernandez to the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Oversight Committee

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the appointment of Dr. Ambrosio “Amos” Hernandez, Mayor of Pharr, to the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Oversight Committee. The lieutenant governor issued this statement regarding the announcement: “I am proud to appoint Dr. Hernandez to the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Oversight… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Patrick Announces New Appointments to the Sunset Advisory Commission

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced four new appointments to the Sunset Advisory Commission today including Senators Pat Fallon, R-Prosper, Eddie Lucio, D-Brownsville, and Angela Paxton, R-McKinney. Ralph Duggins, of Fort Worth, is the new the public member appointee. Senators Dawn Buckingham, R-Lakeway, and Bob Hall, R-Edgewood, will continue to serve on the Commission…. Read more »