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Lt. Governor Dan Patrick: Response to Texas House Rejection of HB 21

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued the following statement today following the Texas House rejection of House Bill 21 — the $530 million school funding plan: “I am appalled that the Texas House turned down an additional half-billion dollars for public schools simply because it included a program that might allow some disabled child… Read more »

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick: Statement on the Passage of HB 21

Bill Now Contains Over a Half-Billion Dollars in Funding for Schools AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the passage of House Bill 21 on Sunday night: “I want to make sure our colleagues in the Texas House are aware that the Texas Senate has added over a half billion dollars… Read more »

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick: Statement on Hailstorm Lawsuit Reform

30th Legislative Priority Passes the Texas Senate AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued the following statement today following the passage of the Hailstorm Lawsuit Reform bill. House Bill 1774, the companion to Lt. Gov. Patrick’s Senate Priority, SB 10, is now on its way to Gov. Abbott’s desk. “The passage of Hailstorm Lawsuit Reform… Read more »

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick: Statement on SB 4 Concurrence

Sanctuary Cities Legislation is On Its Way to the Governor’s Desk   AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the Texas Senate concurrence with the Texas House on Senate Bill 4 — sanctuary cities legislation. SB 4 was a top legislative priority for the lieutenant governor: “I have been working to… Read more »

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick: Statement on the Signing of Legislation Blocking Discriminatory Trade Practices Against Israel

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following Governor Greg Abbott signing legislation that will block discriminatory trade practices against Israel: “For many years Israel has been a critical ally and a key trade partner for the State of Texas. That’s why I made ending discriminatory trade practices against Israel a top… Read more »