Governor Abbott, Lt. Governor Patrick, Speaker Bonnen Announce Legislative Proposal On Police Funding August 18, 2020 - 13:22 Posted in: News AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, and Speaker Dennis Bonnen today held a press conference in Fort Worth where they announced a legislative proposal to discourage the defunding of law enforcement in Texas. With this proposal, any city that defunds its police department will have its property ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!