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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A Preview into Possible Issues Tackled During the 86th Legislature

The 2018 election season was different from any midterm in recent memory. A polarizing national political climate spurred many retirements among incumbent officeholders, and produced competitive races in unexpected places, including Texas. From the top of the ticket down, races were very close, record numbers of Texans turned out to vote and significantly changed the […]

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