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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who’s running for re-election in 2018, laid out his campaign agenda that he hopes will carry over into the 2019 legislative session.

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Texas lawmakers are disturbed by the General Land Office’s level of transparency of the state’s Alamo Redesign and Restoration Project. The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday began digging into those plans and how the $75 million in state funds for the project will be spent.


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The 2018 election cycle is officially underway. Many running in statewide races kicked off their campaigns this week by filing their candidacy with the state, including some Democrats vying to head up the top of the party’s ticket in November.


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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick continues to criticize House Speaker Joe Straus over the death of property-tax reform in the special legislative session.

In a series of interviews since the 30-day summer session concluded a week ago, Patrick has labeled Straus "a quitter" for not letting the bill pass the House, even to the point of suggesting Straus should get the boot as speaker.

He continues to call Straus a "big-spending liberal Republican."

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After not speaking for months, House Speaker Joe Straus and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick from the Texas Senate sat down to hear each other’s special session priorities.  The two legislative leaders wanted to determine if there is enough compromise between the two legislative bodies to get a bill to the governor’s desk before the end of the special session.

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