Lt. Gov. Patrick: Statement on the LBB Adoption of Constitutional Spending Limit


AUSTIN – The Legislative Budget Board (LBB), which is co-chaired by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen, adopted a constitutional spending limit today that will hold budget growth to 9.89 % over the next two years. Lt. Gov. Patrick issued the following statement following the LBB meeting:

“The people of Texas elected us to produce a responsible and conservative budget that addresses the pressing challenges currently facing our state, including issues in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Today’s vote by the LBB ensures that taxpayer dollars are spent wisely and underscores our firm commitment to those principles.”