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Capitol insiders: Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is letting the state's budget agency fall apart

The Texas Legislative Budget Board is hemorrhaging staff and has been without an executive director for a year.

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick at the dais on the Senate floor on May 25, 2019.

“I did not always like the answers we got from the LBB staff, but I knew those answers were based on research rather than politics.”

— Former Texas House Speaker Joe Straus

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Politics State government Budget Dan Patrick Dennis Bonnen Texas Legislature