FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 23, 2015
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AUSTIN, TX - Today, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa as one of only five Senate appointees to the Conference Committee on Senate Bill 2, the Senate's version of the state's appropriations bill for the 2016-17 biennium.
The Conference Committee will be responsible for balancing the state budget and funding the state's priorities by reconciling the differences between the Senate and House versions. Senator Hinojosa released the following statement:
"I am honored to have been selected by Lt. Governor Patrick for such an important responsibility. Through this appointment I am able to help craft a state budget that will pave the way for an educated and healthy workforce and a successful Texas economy.
It is critical we work together to sort out the significant differences between the House and Senate versions to invest efficiently in our state programs so that we provide the services needed by our most vulnerable populations and that we wisely invest in infrastructure, transportation, healthcare, border security, and our students.
Serious discussions will be taking place during the final budget process in the coming weeks and I am fully committed to support the funding priorities we need for South Texas and our entire state."