Skip to main content
Texas Legislature 2019

Analysis: Dan Patrick sends a message to Kel Seliger — and 30 other Texas senators

A Republican senator criticized by an aide to the lieutenant governor came back with a rebuke — a jab that cost him his best committee assignment. There's a lesson in that for the other 30 senators, and a new landscape in the Senate.

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick meets privately with Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, on the dais during a break in Senate proceedings Jan. 21, 2015.

Texas Legislature 2019

The 86th Legislature runs from Jan. 8 to May 27. From the state budget to health care to education policy — and the politics behind it all — we focus on what Texans need to know about the biennial legislative session.

 More in this series 

Wait! We need your help.

DONATE NOW

Explore related story topics

86th Legislative Session Dan Patrick Kel Seliger Texas Senate