State Senator Dan Patrick (R-Houston)
Most recent rating on the Fiscal Responsibility Index: A
Cumulative rating on the Fiscal Responsibility Index: B
Yes, Dan Patrick has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.
Senate District 7
First elected in 2006
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Previous ratings on the Fiscal Responsibility Index:
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- Supported reconsidering an unconstitutional infringement on political speech (SCR33, 83rd Legislature)
- Opposed increasing budget beyond reasonable levels and increasing legislator pensions (SB1 House-Senate conference report, 83rd Legislature)
- Opposed imposing a new tax on small manufacturers at the behest of large manufacturers (HB3536, 83rd Legislature)
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Senator Patrick is a former Broadcaster and Business Owner and is from Houston, Texas. He received his BA Degree in English from the University of Maryland. He and his wife, Jan, have been married for 34 years and have one daughter. Senator Patrick has served in the Texas Senate since 2007.
With predictions of a tight budget when lawmakers return, liberals are looking longingly at tapping into the state’s savings account to fund pet projects and expand the size of government. Rather than cut spending and live within their means, many legislators are clamoring for the state to raid the Economic Stabilization Fund also known as…Read More »
Hearing the call of conservative grassroots demanding reform, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is calling for a “new direction” at the Texas Ethics Commission. According to a statement released Wednesday, Patrick said it was his goal to “make sure the Commission operates with the kind of openness and transparency that inspires the confidence of the people…Read More »