Ben Sargent’s Loon Star State: “The lieutenant governor will have to get back to you… He’s busy contemplating border issues…”
Tag Archives: Dan Patrick
Dan Patrick, in an attempt to find money for his tax cuts, proposed to weaken the “spending cap” just last week. Now, he’s out to strengthen it. Huh?
Texas officeholders have .gov websites where they push out statements and list contact info for constituents. Dan Patrick’s does a little bit more.
Dan Patrick and the Senate Committee on Finance don’t just want to cut taxes—they want to do away with them. But slowly, budget realities are setting in.
Like undergrads in their fall semester, freshman year, Greg Abbott, Dan Patrick, and Joe Straus are getting to know each other. It’s going great!
Greg Abbott gave his first State of the State address today—and he’s positioning himself as a relatively moderate governor. How much does that mean?
Dan Patrick wants to extend the National Guard presence on the Texas border, illustrating his shifting rhetoric & foreshadowing conflict with the House.
Dan Patrick had his first serious screw-up as Lt. Gov. when he acknowledged that open carry faces long odds in the Legislature—and he didn’t handle it well.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and state Sen. Jane Nelson released the first draft of the Senate’s budget today, proposing to cut property and other taxes.
For years, Dan Patrick has sought to kill the Senate’s two-thirds rule, which gives Democrats leverage in a Republican chamber. Today, he finally succeeded.