Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Statement on Senate Commitment to Public Education

AUSTIN – Today, Lt. Gov. Patrick made this statement following a press conference held by over a dozen Texas senators: “Texas senators spoke out this morning on what has been one of my top priorities for over a decade since first serving on the Senate Education Committee and later as Education Chairman. Public education is… Read more »

Lt. Governor Patrick Statement on the Passing of Governor Mark White

AUSTIN – Today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick made this statement following the passing of former Texas Governor Mark White: “Governor White leaves a legacy of service and commitment to the state of Texas. He gave up time away from his family and his career to make the Lone Star State a better place. I met… Read more »

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 »