Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick releases Senate committee assignments with few changes

As the head of the Texas Senate, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has the responsibility of making committee assignments for its 31 members. Three days after Patrick was sworn in for a new term, his office released Senate committee assignments for the 86th Regular Session with few but notable changes to committee leadership and makeup.

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UT Austin Concludes Sexual Misconduct Investigation of State Sen. Schwertner

The University of Texas at Austin has concluded its investigation into allegations Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner (R – Georgetown) sent sexually explicit messages, including an image, to a female student. The outside investigator hired by the university was former U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton. Sutton concluded, based “on the available evidence”, Schwertner did not violate […]

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