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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on Senate Bills 6, 7 & 8

“These bills will impact generations of Texans for years to come.”   AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following unanimous passage of Senate Bill 6, by Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham, Senate Bill 7, by Sen. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe and Senate Bill 8, by Sen. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock — the Hurricane Harvey… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Announces 30 Priority Bills for 2019 Legislative Session

“This priority legislation strengthens our support for life, liberty and Texas values. It increases protections for taxpayers, ensures that our democracy remains strong and that our economy will continue to grow and create jobs.”   AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the bills he has selected as his top priorities for the 2019 Legislative… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on the Unanimous Passage of Senate Bill 3

School Finance Reform Starts with Increasing Teacher Pay   AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the passage of Senate Bill 3 — the across-the-board pay raise for teachers: “I congratulate Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, and the Texas Senate for unanimously passing this critical legislation to provide a $5,000 across-the-board… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Patrick Re-Establishes Select Committee on Texas Ports

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced today that he has re-established the Senate Select Committee on Texas Ports to address several pressing issues regarding our state’s ports. In making the announcement, Lt. Gov. Patrick said: “Our ports are critical to ensuring that Texas competes effectively in the global marketplace. I am particularly concerned that… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on Houston Chronicle Retraction

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s property tax bill inaccurately depicted   AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick made this statement today: “On Friday the Houston Chronicle pulled down a February 8 news story that falsely reported that I had somehow received an unfair break on my local property taxes. The news report wasn’t true and I… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on the State of the State Address

3 Emergency Items – Senate Bills 2, 3 & 10 Have Already Been Filed   AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the State of the State Address by Gov. Greg Abbott: “I congratulate Gov. Abbott on his speech today, which was a tremendous message to the people of Texas that… Read more »

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick: Statement on Senate Bill 2 and House Bill 2

“The Governor, the Speaker and I are united to address the number one priority of Texans across the state — reducing the escalating growth of property taxes.”   AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick joined Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen today to announce the filing of two identical property tax reform… Read more »