Austin — On Monday, the 84th Legislative Session came to a close, marking another successful session for the people of Texas.
“Serving the people of Senate District 3 has been one of the greatest honors of my life,” said Sen. Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville). “Working with my colleagues in the Legislature, I believe we passed legislation this session which will be beneficial to East Texas and the State of Texas.”
As a first time member of the Senate Finance Committee, Nichols played an integral role in determining the state’s budget for the next biennium. The Legislature finalized and approved a $209.4 billion budget which will boost funding for border security, public schools and roads in the state. They also approved $3.8 billion in business and property tax relief for the people of Texas.
“I want to thank Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick for his strong leadership and for entrusting me with the Chairmanship of the Senate Transportation Committee,” said Nichols. “While it is impossible to address every issue in a single session, he pursued an agenda to help meet the needs of all Texans.”