Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick made a campaign stop in Waco on Tuesday before Texans head to the polls.
Patrick spoke at the Waco Regional Airport about a few hot topics like immigration, gun control and the Texas economy. He would also like to see changes to public education.
Patrick says he wants to prioritize career technology so Texans who don’t want to go to four-year colleges have job opportunities. The lawmaker even made a nod to Texas State Technical College about their impact in the field.
“I think we are doing a better job than any other state, quite frankly, in focusing on career tech. And this area has some of the best career tech schools, by the way, in the state,” Patrick says.
Patrick says in the next legislative session he wants to give teachers a $10,000 raise. Right now, he says the state is spending $60 billion on education and only 32 percent of this is going towards teachers.