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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Asks Attorney General to Review Human Smuggling and/or Human Trafficking Arrest in San Antonio for Potential Violations of Sanctuary Cities Ban

AUSTIN – Tonight I sent the following letter to Attorney General Ken Paxton: The Honorable Ken Paxton, Attorney General Office of the Attorney General P.O. Box 12548 Austin, Texas 78711-2548 Re: Potential Violation of Sanctuary Cities Ban Dear Attorney General Paxton: I am very troubled by the recent news reports of the San Antonio police… Read more »

Patrick: We Must Do All We Can to Protect Our Law Enforcement Officers

Lt. Gov. Helps Launch SB 12 Protective Vests Program in Dallas   AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick was in Dallas today to observe Law Enforcement Appreciation Day and join Gov. Greg Abbott in announcing the first round of grant funding for Senate Bill 12 — the purchase of protective vests for law enforcement officers… Read more »

Lt. Governor Patrick Statement on AG Opinion on Guns and Security in Texas Churches

AUSTIN – Today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement following Attorney General Ken Paxton’s opinion on guns and security in Texas churches: “I want to thank Attorney General Ken Paxton for his timely response to my request for an opinion clarifying the rights of handgun license holders to carry their handguns in church. Following… Read more »

Lt. Governor Patrick Appoints Alvis to Texas Facilities Commission

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the appointment of Steven Alvis, of Houston, to the Texas Facilities Commission today. Upon making the announcement the lieutenant governor made the following statement: “Mr. Alvis has a great deal of experience in this area and I am confident he will serve admirably on the Texas Facilities Commission.”… Read more »

Lt. Governor Patrick Appoints Slovacek to Texas Ethics Commission

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced today that he has appointed Joseph Slovacek, of Houston, to the Texas Ethics Commission. Upon making the announcement the lieutenant governor made the following statement: “Joe Slovacek is known for his plain talk and no-nonsense approach to everything he does, which will be a great asset at the… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Patrick Calls on Speaker to Make School Finance Commission Appointments

December 14 was Deadline for Appointments to Commission Established in August AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick called on Texas House Speaker Joe Straus today to announce his appointees to the Texas Commission on Public School Finance that was established with the passage of House Bill 21 in the Special Legislative Session this past summer…. Read more »

Lt. Governor Patrick Announces Appointment to Partnership Advisory Commission

AUSTIN – Today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the appointment of Sen. Dawn Buckingham, R-Lakeway, to the Partnership Advisory Commission. Upon making the appointment Lt. Gov. Patrick said: “In a state the size of Texas, it is critical that our elected leaders are thorough and thoughtful to ensure that your tax dollars are being spent… Read more »

Lt. Governor Patrick Asks Attorney General to Clarify Law Allowing Texans to Carry Handguns and Provide Security in Texas Churches

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick asked Attorney General Ken Paxton today to clarify Texas law regarding regulations for handgun licensees and security teams in Texas churches: “The recent church shooting in Sutherland Springs was an immense tragedy, the likes of which I pray to never see again. I know many are thankful for the… Read more »

Lt. Governor Patrick: Statement on Texas Senate Christmas Tree

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued the following statement today on the Texas Senate Christmas tree: “When I became lieutenant governor, I reinstituted the tradition of celebrating Christmas with a Christmas Tree in the Senate Chamber for the first time in 70 years. Jan and I were proud to be joined by First Lady… Read more »