May 7, 2019
With less than three weeks left in the 86th Legislature, the clock is ticking on an incredibly important school finance bill.
After a slow start, the Senate finally approved its version of House Bi...
April 16, 2019
Yesterday, the Texas Senate passed property tax legislation under duress and over objections.
The Legislature must take action to address rapidly rising property taxes. No question. But Senate Bill 2...
March 18, 2019
April 6, 2019. Mark your calendar and plan to be part of a special day.
During the 86th Legislature, I’m honored by my colleagues to serve as the President Pro Tempore of the Texas Senate, which pu...
March 5, 2019
At this point in the legislative session, I usually have to be at three places at once and don’t have a lot of opportunities to slow down and appreciate a moment.
So on Monday night I took a moment...
January 30, 2019
I’ve been talking a lot over the past few years about the opportunity for Austin to become a leader in brain health just as MD Anderson exemplifies cutting-edge cancer care or the way the Cleveland Cl...
January 22, 2019
The hard work of the 86th Legislature started today.
Last week, the Lt. Governor, as presiding officer of the Senate, appointed committees, and I’m pleased to be on the Senate Finance Committee for...
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