Deuell: Gail Lowe Lacks Votes for Senate Confirmation

State Sen. Bob Deuell, R-Greenville, who chairs the Senate Nominations committee, says Gail Lowe has not been scheduled for a hearing as chairwoman of the State Board of Education because she lacks the votes for a confirmation on the floor.

Gov. Rick Perry nominated Lowe, who currently serves in the position, on Feb. 1. Democrats in the Senate have been unhappy with her performance — especially in light of a recent report that blasted the state's social studies standards.

Deuell said that while he believes the Lampasas Republican's nomination has the votes to get out of committee, she currently ...

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