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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 »

Lt. Governor Patrick Participates in Astros World Series Victory Parade

HOUSTON – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick was proud to join the Houston Astros World Series Victory Parade in Houston today. The lieutenant governor issued this statement following the parade: “The World Series victory by the Astros demonstrates what we have known all along — this is a team of champions and they have won the… Read more »

Lt. Governor Patrick Makes Appointments to Texas Legislative Council & Compact Facility Legislative Oversight Committee

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick today appointed six Texas senators to the Texas Legislative Council. The Texas Legislative Council assists the legislature in drafting proposed legislation, conducts investigations and studies, and makes reports to the legislature. The Lt. Governor’s appointees are:   Sen. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola Sen. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock Sen. Royce West, D-Dallas… Read more »