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Lt. Governor Patrick Appoints Bryan Hughes to LBB

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has added Sen. Bryan Hughes, R – Mineola, to the Legislative Budget Board. He will replace Sen. Larry Taylor, R – Friendswood, who is not available to attend the November 16 meeting.

Joint Statement: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick & State Rep. Dennis Bonnen

AUSTIN – In their first official phone call today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and State Representative Dennis Bonnen affirmed their commitment to working together in the upcoming legislative session to continue to move Texas forward. Lt. Gov. Patrick said: “The incoming Speaker and I had a great conversation today. We’ve agreed to sit down together… Read more »

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick: Statement on Chairman Dennis Bonnen Announcement

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued the following statement today after Texas House Chairman Dennis Bonnen announced he has the votes to be elected as the next speaker of the Texas House: “I congratulate Chairman Bonnen on his announcement today that he has secured a path to be elected the next Speaker of the… Read more »

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick: Statement on Continued Threat from Rain and Flooding

HOUSTON – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued the following statement today warning Texans in rain-soaked areas around the state to continue to monitor local weather conditions and pay attention to warnings by local officials: “I joined Gov. Greg Abbott for a briefing today by the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and am working with… Read more »

Lt. Governor Patrick Statement on Allegations Against Senator Charles Schwertner

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued the following statement today: “I am deeply concerned about the serious allegations reported in the Austin American-Statesman on September 25 regarding Sen. Charles Schwertner. I had no advance knowledge of the inquiry until I read about it in the news report. “I was also concerned yesterday to see… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Patrick Appoints Kolkhorst to SWIFT Advisory Committee

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the appointment of Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham, to the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) Advisory Committee today. The lieutenant governor issued the following statement regarding the announcement: “I am proud to appoint Sen. Kolkhorst to the SWIFT Advisory Committee. Senator Kolkhorst is a hard- working and… Read more »

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick: Statement on TRS Board Recommendation Regarding Retired Teacher Health Care Premiums

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today in response to reports that a committee of the Teachers Retirement System Board has decided against raising retired teachers’ health care premiums: “I am glad my recommendation that the TRS Board not raise retired teacher health care premiums now is close to being accepted. I… Read more »

Patrick Responds to Committee Recommendation to Cut Cosmetology from Career Tech

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following news reports of a Texas Education Agency (TEA) committee’s recommendation to cut career tech cosmetology programs: “Career tech is a top priority for me. I was very proud to pass Senate Bill 22 last session which creates a path for business involvement in education… Read more »