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Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Releases First Wave of Interim Charges

Targets Alamo Funding Review & Establishes Select Committee on E-Verify AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is asking the Texas Senate to study 81 additional interim legislative charges in addition to the 25 interim charges he released last month directly related to issues resulting from Hurricane Harvey. Charges for the Senate Finance Committee, the Select… Read more »

Lt. Governor Patrick Congratulates the Texas Water Development Board for Providing Flood Mitigation Funding Assistance to Harris County

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the Texas Water Development Board’s announcement that it will award a $47 million no interest loan to Harris County Flood Control for improvements to Brays Bayou: “I want to congratulate the Texas Water Development Board for providing these flood control resources to Harris County. This… Read more »

Lt. Governor Patrick Reiterates Support for Funding Adjustment for School Districts Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick reiterated his support today for a proposal by Texas Education Agency (TEA) Commissioner Mike Morath to adjust average daily attendance (ADA) funding for schools that were impacted by Hurricane Harvey. On September 12, the lieutenant governor met with nearly 45 superintendents from Region IV in Southeast Texas to discuss… Read more »

Lt. Governor Patrick Announces Additional Appointments

AUSTIN – Today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced appointments to the Task Force of Border Health Officials, the Joint Interim Committee to Study State Judicial Salaries and the Office of Small Business Assistance Advisory Task Force. Upon making the appointments Lt. Gov. Patrick said: “I know these senators and citizens are committed to ensuring Texas… Read more »

Lt. Governor Patrick Announces Appointments

AUSTIN – Today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced appointments to the Cybersecurity Council, the Senate Select Committee on Cybersecurity and the Joint Interim Committee on Disclosure of Emergency Call Information. Upon making the appointments Lt. Gov. Patrick said: “I am confident these appointees will work hard to ensure that our state agencies’ cybersecurity needs are… Read more »

Lt. Governor Patrick Announces Appointments to Legislative Committee on Aging and Advisory Council on Cultural Affairs

AUSTIN – Today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the appointment of Sen. Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels, as chair of the Legislative Committee on Aging, and the reappointment of Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., D-Brownsville, to the Advisory Council on Cultural Affairs. Upon making the appointments Lt. Gov. Patrick said: “Sen. Campbell and Sen. Lucio will ensure… Read more »

Lt. Governor Patrick Announces Appointments to Joint Interim Committee on Higher Education Formula Funding

AUSTIN – Today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the appointments of Sen. Kelly Hancock, R-North Richland Hills; Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham; Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen; Sen. Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels; and Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, to the Joint Interim Committee on Higher Education Formula Funding. Sen. Hancock has been designated as co-chair. Upon making… Read more »