Lt. Governor Patrick: Statement on School Finance Commission Report


AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick released this statement today following the release of the School Finance Commission’s final report late yesterday:

“I want to congratulate Senators Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, Paul Bettencourt, R-Houston, Royce West, D-Dallas and my appointee, Superintendent Doug Killian, Pflugerville ISD, for their hard work during the interim on the School Finance Commission. The final report, which was voted out unanimously late yesterday, echoes my priorities to reform our school finance system, including property taxes, and substantially increase pay for our teachers. I am committed to passing these reforms and I am confident that the Senate will support them.”