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Patrick: It’s time to ratify the USMCA

There is no question that principled conservative policies over the past two decades have made the Texas economy one of the strongest in the nation and the world. Thanks to low taxes, reasonable regulation and our fair court system, Texas has experienced month after month of consecutive job growth and the accolades for our business… Read more »

Patrick: It’s time to ratify the USMCA

There is no question that principled conservative policies over the past two decades have made the Texas economy one of the strongest in the nation and the world. Thanks to low taxes, reasonable regulation and our fair court system, Texas has experienced month after month of consecutive job growth and the accolades for our business… Read more »

Senate Bill 2 gives property tax power to the people

I have been fighting against skyrocketing property taxes since 2003 — even before I was an elected official, because property tax rates were driving people out of their homes. It was also clear to me that high property taxes had become the major threat to Texas businesses and our economy. So when Senate Bill 2… Read more »

Senate Bill 2 gives property tax power to the people

I have been fighting against skyrocketing property taxes since 2003 — even before I was an elected official, because property tax rates were driving people out of their homes. It was also clear to me that high property taxes had become the major threat to Texas businesses and our economy. So when Senate Bill 2… Read more »

Senate Bill 2 gives property tax power to the people

I have been fighting against skyrocketing property taxes since 2003 — even before I was an elected official, because property tax rates were driving people out of their homes. It was also clear to me that high property taxes had become the major threat to Texas businesses and our economy. So when Senate Bill 2… Read more »

Senate Bill 2 gives property tax power to the people

I have been fighting against skyrocketing property taxes since 2003 — even before I was an elected official, because property tax rates were driving people out of their homes. It was also clear to me that high property taxes had become the major threat to Texas businesses and our economy. So when Senate Bill 2… Read more »

Senate Bill 2 gives property tax power to the people

I have been fighting against skyrocketing property taxes since 2003 — even before I was an elected official, because property tax rates were driving people out of their homes. It was also clear to me that high property taxes had become the major threat to Texas businesses and our economy. So when Senate Bill 2… Read more »

Senate Bill 2 gives property tax power to the people

I have been fighting against skyrocketing property taxes since 2003 — even before I was an elected official, because property tax rates were driving people out of their homes. It was also clear to me that high property taxes had become the major threat to Texas businesses and our economy. So when Senate Bill 2… Read more »

SB 2 gives property tax power to the people

I have been fighting against skyrocketing property taxes since 2003 — even before I was an elected official — because property tax rates were driving people out of their homes. It was also clear to me that high property taxes had become the major threat to Texas businesses and our economy. So, when Senate Bill… Read more »

It’s past time to boost pay of our classroom teachers

Before I was elected Texas’ lieutenant governor in 2014, I served on the Senate Education Committee for eight years, including as chair during the 2013 legislative session. Making our public schools better has long been a top priority for me. Working first as a senator and then as lieutenant governor, we have reduced standardized testing,… Read more »