Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick speaks during a news conference at the Capitol in Austin on Wednesday. Patrick issued an ultimatum to the Texas House on Wednesday, saying he must see passage of two of his priorities — property tax relief and limits on transgender-friendly bathroom policies — before the Senate will act on key legislation to keep some state agencies operating. Patrick also said if the House fails to pass either priority, he will press Gov. Greg Abbott to call as many special sessions as necessary to gain approval.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick speaks during a news conference at the Capitol in Austin on Wednesday. Patrick issued an ultimatum to the Texas House on Wednesday, saying he must see passage of two of his priorities — property tax relief and limits on transgender-friendly bathroom policies — before the Senate will act on key legislation to keep some state agencies operating. Patrick also said if the House fails to pass either priority, he will press Gov. Greg Abbott to call as many special sessions as necessary to gain approval. Deborah Cannon Austin American-Statesman via AP
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick speaks during a news conference at the Capitol in Austin on Wednesday. Patrick issued an ultimatum to the Texas House on Wednesday, saying he must see passage of two of his priorities — property tax relief and limits on transgender-friendly bathroom policies — before the Senate will act on key legislation to keep some state agencies operating. Patrick also said if the House fails to pass either priority, he will press Gov. Greg Abbott to call as many special sessions as necessary to gain approval. Deborah Cannon Austin American-Statesman via AP

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