Empower Texans: Dan Patrick Got It Done

On his first vote as a state senator, Dan Patrick voted alone. In the recently concluded legislative session, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and the state senate substantively delivered on every measure he campaigned on last year.

A main stay of Patrick’s policy agenda, since he first ran for a Houston-area state senate seat a decade ago, was property tax reform. This session, he and his successor – freshman Sen. Paul Bettencourt – delivered through the senate a series of reforms.

Most notably, the Senate pushed for, and the House relented on and enacted, an increase in the homestead exemption for property owners.

The same can be said for tax cuts. The Texas House did nothing on tax cuts until after the Patrick-led Senate passed a $4.2 billion relief package.

Part of Patrick’s first (and successful) run for public office in 2006 was built on his opposition to the so-called business “margins” tax. This year, the tax was significantly reduced.

On issue after issue this legislative session, under Patrick’s leadership, the Senate led forward with substantive reforms. It was the Senate that passed a spending limit measure that kept with the wishes of 94 percent of GOP primary voters… which was then killed in the Texas House.

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Dan Patrick
Dan Patrick1 day ago
ICYMI: I released 57 interim charges that reflect issues that Texans have asked us to study. Our 31 senators submitted hundreds of ideas, with many senators sharing similar proposals. My staff and I worked diligently for weeks to review each request, and this is the first set of interim charges I am releasing in preparation for the 89th Legislature. We may release a second shorter list of additional charges before next session.

You can read more about them here: https://bit.ly/4aBGpyd; and here is a list of all 57 charges for the Senate: https://bit.ly/3U2vBC6.
Dan Patrick
Dan Patrick3 days ago
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