After pledging in his campaign to fight for open carry of handguns in Texas, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick now said that it is not a State Senate priority and he does not have the votes to pass it.
Tea party favorite Dan Patrick has been sworn in as Texas’ new lieutenant governor and will oversee the powerful state Senate.
After spending 14 years as the governor, Rick Perry watched as his successor is sworn into the office on Tuesday.
For the first time in 14 years, Texas will swear in a new Governor.
Incoming Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is set to detail promises of tax cuts and other priorities for the legislative session during a media address scheduled for next week in Austin.
Former Tea Party and Texas Senate lion now Lt. Governor.
At a news conference on Wednesday, Greg Abbott said that he’s done celebrating. “It is time to put the election behind us and to begin a process of going to work,” he said.
The state senators vying to be Texas’ next lieutenant governor tore into one another during their only scheduled debate, clashing on immigration, education and tax policy while accusing each other of misrepresenting their legislative records.
With a 10 to 12 point lead in the polls, analysts say the race to be the next Lieutenant Governor of Texas is Republican Dan Patrick’s to lose.
Dan Patrick and Leticia Van de Putte, the state senators vying to be the next lieutenant governor of Texas, are squaring off in their only scheduled debate on Monday night.
The state senators vying to be the next Texas lieutenant governor are set to address the same audience.
Dan Patrick and Leticia Van de Putte have each offered plans to deal with problems along the Mexican border. But at least one immigration expert said that they will not work.