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Lt. Gov. Patrick Announces Appointments to the Windstorm Insurance Legislative Funding and Funding Structure Oversight Board

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the appointments of the following senators to the Windstorm Insurance Legislative Funding and Funding Structure Oversight Board today: Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown – Co-Chair Sen. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham “I am proud to appoint these senators to the Windstorm Insurance… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Announces Appointments to the Windstorm Insurance Legislative Oversight Board

AUSTIN – Today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the appointment of Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, as Co-Chair, Sen. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe, Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, and Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham, to the Windstorm Insurance Legislative Oversight Board. Upon making the appointments, Lt. Gov. Patrick issued the following statement: “Careful oversight of the Texas Windstorm… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Announces Appointments to the Industry-Based Certification Advisory Council

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the appointments of Aaron Alejandro, of Wichita Falls, Sheri Bonds, of Taylor, and Dr. Michael Webster, of Houston, to the Industry-Based Certification Advisory Council. Upon making the appointments, Lt. Gov. Patrick issued the following statement: “In order for the Texas economy to continue to flourish, it is vital… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on Unprecedented Texas Economy Delivering Largest Windfall Ever

“Our first priority is to send money back to the taxpayers of Texas.”   HOUSTON – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following Comptroller Glenn Hegar’s update to the Certification Revenue Estimate (CRE) for the 2022-23 biennium: “Today the Comptroller released an estimate of a $26.9 billion expected budget surplus, an unprecedented windfall… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Report on Law Enforcement Response to the Attack on Robb Elementary School

HOUSTON – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today after the ALERRT Report on the law enforcement response to the attack on Robb Elementary School in Uvalde was released: “ALERRT’s 26-page report outlining the attack on Robb Elementary School in complete detail was very difficult for me to read today as it will be… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on Haltom City Police Officers Shot Last Evening

HOUSTON – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following news that last evening, 2 people were killed and 4 people were wounded, including 3 officers from the Haltom City Police Department, in Haltom City: “Last evening, 3 police officers were wounded protecting the citizens of Haltom City. 2 civilians were killed and another… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement Celebrating U.S. Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Ruling

AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today praising the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, overturning Roe v. Wade: “Today is a tremendous day for life. The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization adheres to the constitution and returns the decision on… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Calls for Texas Ranger Investigation Into How A Convicted Capital Murderer Escaped to Kill A Family of 5

HOUSTON – Today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued the following statement: “Today, I sent a letter requesting an investigation by the Texas Rangers into how a convicted killer was able to escape Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) custody, elude capture for 21 days, and perpetrate the brutal murder of Mark Collins and his 4… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Letter to Speaker Dade Phelan

AUSTIN – Today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick sent the following letter to Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives Dade Phelan, R-Beaumont:   Dear Speaker Phelan, Thank you for your letter today. I am pleased we are able to find alignment on issues relating to school safety and mental health, addressing the needs of the… Read more »