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Lt. Governor Patrick Announces Appointments

AUSTIN – Today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced appointments to the Access to Justice Commission, the Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision, the Criminal Justice Legislative Oversight Committee, the Energy Council, the Jobs and Education for Texans Grant Program Advisory Board, the Joint Oversight Committee on Government Facilities, the Office of Small Business Assistance Advisory… Read more »

Senate Recesses After Passing 18 Bills (Plus Sunset) in 7 Days!

With 3 Weeks to Go, Texas Senate Sets Record Pace in Special Session   AUSTIN –  When the Texas Senate recessed on Wednesday, July 26th, 18 bills (plus Senate Bill 20 and Senate Bill 60 – Sunset Bills) included on the Special Session proclamation by Gov. Greg Abbott had passed the Senate. Long time legislative… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on the Passage of Senate Bill 19

Teacher Bonus & TRS Care Boost – First Bill to Pass After Sunset   AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement following the passage of Senate Bill 19 on second reading with a strong bipartisan 28 to 3 vote. Final passage of the bill will be later this evening: “Just before Special Session… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Statement on July 7 Fallen Law Enforcement Officer Day

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today in honor of all Texas law enforcement officers killed in the line-of-duty: “July 7 marks the solemn anniversary of the tragic loss of five law enforcement officers in Dallas. That was a dark day for Texas and for all America. Going forward, Texas has set… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Statement on Shooting at Congressional Baseball Practice

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following Wednesday morning’s shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, UT graduate, Zack Barth who serves as a legislative aide for U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, and two U.S. Capitol Police officers, Krystal Griner and David Bailey: “My prayers are with the victims… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Applauds Governor Abbott for Signing Senate Bill 1 – the State Budget

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following Gov. Greg Abbott’s signing of the 2018-2019 state budget into law: “The Texas Senate took the lead on the conservative state budget which Gov. Abbott signed today. This budget is more than a billion dollars less in general revenue than our current budget and contains no new taxes and… Read more »

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Applauds Call for Special Session

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following Governor Greg Abbott’s announcement that he is calling the Texas Legislature back to Austin for a special session beginning July 18, 2017: “I want to congratulate Governor Abbott for his big and bold special session agenda which solidly reflects the priorities of the people… Read more »