Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick discusses legislative priorities at Texas Capitol

DALLAS, TEXAS - JULY 09: Lieutenant Governor of Texas Dan Patrick speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference CPAC held at the Hilton Anatole on July 09, 2021 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images) (Brandon Bell, 2021 Getty Images)

AUSTIN, Texas – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick held a news conference on Wednesday afternoon to discuss 88th Legislative Session Priorities.

The three main topics were education and school security, moving Texas forward and election integrity.

Education and School Security

  • New fun for non-PUF Schools
  • Expand usage of current scholarship programs for teachers and law enforcement
  • Increase teacher pay
  • 13th check or COLA for retired teachers
  • Empower parents by giving them a voice in their children’s education
  • Continue school safety funding
  • Reform tenure in higher education

Moving Texas Forward

  • Continued investment in State Mental Health System
  • Finish Alamo Restoration
  • Retire debt where it saves the state money

Election Integrity

  • Restore voter fraud to a felony
  • Ensure timely counting of votes and review of machines

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