FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 18, 2017
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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 1, the state's appropriations bill for the 2018-19 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 to serve on the Senate Conference Committee and thank him for entrusting me with such an important responsibility.
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."