This is the result of voters electing former leftist anti-police Mayor Adler and the mostly anti-police city council that’s still there. Not long ago Austin was a safe city. No more.
Sadly, we will continue to see headlines like this so long as cities continue to defund the police. Our law enforcement officers (and communities) deserve more.
Adding Additional Property Tax Relief & Increasing the Homestead Exemption
I joined the Republican Party of Texas and RPT Chairman Matt Rinaldi for a special tele-town hall event. We discussed several topics and my priorities for this session.
In case you missed it, you can click here to listen to a short clip where I talk about how we are fighting for additional property tax relief here in Texas. My top priority is to reign in our property taxes. Texans need relief.
My Top 30 Legislative Priorities
Last week, I announced my top 30 priorities for the legislative session. I believe Texans support our priorities because they largely reflect the policies supported by the conservative majority in Texas. Most will pass with bipartisan support.
To see the complete list of my priority bills this session, click here.
Every Child Should Have Access to Every Education Opportunity Possible
Biden made his statement while attacking Republicans on other issues. His supporters say he misspoke. That’s not shocking. He says things he has to take back every day.
Whether he mistakenly spoke on this issue is not clear. What is clear is he said what most parents in Texas and I believe and support. In the meantime, we will assume he meant it until he says otherwise.
Every child should have access to every education opportunity possible. We’ve passed a school choice bill twice out of the Senate since I became Lt. Governor. The Governor is supportive and it is my hope the House will join us by passing this fundamental right for all parents and students this year. Over 80% of Texas Republican voters support school choice.
Thank you all for your support and everything you do to make Texas the greatest place on earth. May God bless you and your family, and may He continue to bless the greatest state of all—Texas.
Lieutenant Governor of Texas