Dan Patrick Announces Bid For Reelection On Chad Hasty Show, Discusses Property Tax Reform [INTERVIEW]
Thursday on The Chad Hasty Show, broadcast from the Texas Public Policy Foundation in Austin, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick joined Chad to discuss many of the hot topics in the state's capitol.
Among the many topics discussed were property tax reform, education funding and teacher pay, as well as criticism that conservatism is lacking in the current legislature.
Patrick also spoke about his travels with President Trump, and announced his candidacy for reelection as Lieutenant Governor of Texas in the 2022 election. "I can break the news for you on your show right now...I am running for Lieutenant Governor in 2022, so I'm not going anywhere. I've got the best job in any legislative body in the United States. I love what I do," Patrick said.
While speaking at length about the real need for property tax reform and checks, Patrick said,
I've said from day one: We need to cap our school property taxes, I agree with the Governor on this, and the Speaker, at 2 1/2 percent. We can not be any higher [than] four percent for our cities and counties, [and] we'd like to be lower...We're very close on that issue...I'm not going to quit until we get this done.
Patrick continued, saying about the continued rapid rise of taxes in many Texas localities,
People just can't pay it. their salaries [are] going up two percent, three percent, maybe a year. You can't increase their property taxes eight percent...Right now Chad, the people have no right to vote on their taxes at eight percent plus new growth. You have no control over it. That has to end, and we're going to end it.
Listen to the entire interview with Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick in the video above.