Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick Lists Accomplishments and Disappointments in 84th Texas Legislature [INTERVIEW]
Tuesday on The Chad Hasty Show, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick spoke with Chad with a wrap-up of goals met and not met during the 84th Texas legislative session.
Patrick began the interview with praise for District 28 Senator Charles Perry in Perry's first session as a Texas Senator. Patrick said, "I want to say what a great session your senator Charles Perry had as our chairman [of Agriculture, Rural Affairs, and Water]." Patrick continued, "He became our 'go-to' person on water, which is so important for everyone in the state, for West Texas to East Texas. So he did a great job and a solid conservative guy, and your area should be proud of the work he did."
Among the accomplishments Patrick listed were increased funding for Border Security, the franchise tax cut paving the way for eventual removal of the tax, the homestead exemption increase, actions for control of property taxes, pastor's freedom to choose on performing same-sex marriage ceremonies, transportation, 'Open Carry', 'Campus Carry', and more.
On the list of the few disappointments form the session were school choice, union dues, ending in-state tuition, and 'American Laws for American Courts'. About those issues, Patrick said, "We would have liked to have seen those bills pass the House. And next session we'll try again."
With an overall summation of the session, Patrick said that the 84th was the most conservative ever for the Texas Senate.
"It was the most conservative session in the history of the Senate, ah, and I would say if not the most, one of the most productive sessions."
Listen to the entire interview with Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick in the video box above.
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