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Governor Greg Abbott Announces Waiver of STAAR Testing Requirement

Governor Greg Abbott Announces Waiver of STAAR Testing Requirement

March 16, 2020

On the morning of Friday, March 13th, following a good conversation with my wife, Leslie, a former public school teacher, I sent a letter to Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath. Though…

An Update on the Coronavirus

An Update on the Coronavirus

March 13, 2020

My Fellow Texans,
Today I joined a conference call with Governor Abbott, state health and emergency management officials, the education commissioner, members of the legislature and locally elected officials regarding Coronavirus. I’d first…

State Representative Jared Patterson Appointed to Texas Cybersecurity Council

State Representative Jared Patterson Appointed to Texas Cybersecurity Council

January 27, 2020

State Representative Jared Patterson released the following statement on his recent appointment to the Texas Cybersecurity Council:
Online cyber-attacks are an insidious danger to both our public and private institutions. These attacks threaten…

State Representative Jared Patterson Appointed to Interim Study Committee

State Representative Jared Patterson Appointed to Interim Study Committee

December 12, 2019

State Representative Jared Patterson released the following statement on his appointment to the House Interim Study Committee on Aggregate Production Operations:
I am honored to have been appointed to serve on the House…

Governor Abbott Signs Into Law House Bill 803, Promoting Toll Transparency

Governor Abbott Signs Into Law House Bill 803, Promoting Toll Transparency

July 25, 2019

On Thursday, July 25, Governor Greg Abbott hosted Rep. Jared Patterson at the State Capitol for a signing ceremony on behalf of House Bill 803. The transparency measure requires all Texas toll…

House Passes Toll Transparency Legislation Authored by Rep. Jared Patterson

House Passes Toll Transparency Legislation Authored by Rep. Jared Patterson

May 7, 2019

On Tuesday, May 7, the Texas House of Representatives gave final assent to Rep. Jared Patterson’s HB 803, a transparency bill that requires all Texas toll entities to report data on their…