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Texas House speaker pitches spending more than $100 million for mental health, school safety programs

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick had asked House leaders to support his push for arming school police officers with bulletproof shields after the Uvalde shooting. House Speaker Dade Phelan is also asking for more money for mental health and school safety programs.

Speaker of the House Dade Phelan, center, speaks with Gov. Greg Abbott, right, and State Rep. Ben Leman, R-Anderson, left, on the House floor on Sunday, May 23, 2021.

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