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Gov. Abbott, Lt. Gov. Patrick promise education, property tax fixes at inaugural

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By Richard Lee

(Austin) Governor Greg Abbott and Lt. Governor Dan Patrick both reemphasized their determination to solve the state’s public school finance system, including property tax reform, as each man officially began his second term of office.

Abbott and Patrick took the opportunity of their oath of office ceremony on a cold and cloudy day in Austin to lay out their priorities for the 86th Legislative Session before the assembled crowds on the north lawn of the Capitol building.

“I want to make this very clear,” said Abbott. “We’re going to do this session what no one thinks we are capable of achieving. We are going to finally fix school finance in Texas.”


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