Lake Arlington Injection Well Hearing Request

This week, I requested the Texas Railroad Commission hold a hearing in Arlington regarding an application for a proposed fluid injection well adjacent to Lake Arlington. In response to the request, I released the following statement: "I have heard from many members of the community who oppose the proposed injection well – for fear that its proximity to Lake Arlington could harm Arlington’s municipal and industrial water supply. Injection wells have been linked to seismic activity, which is also a concern. The people I represent deserve a chance to air their concerns at a public hear

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House Files School Finance Bill

This week, I stood with members of both parties to support HB 21, which would address our broken public school finance system and increase funding for our schools by $1.6 billion. I am honored that Chairman Huberty, who heads the Public Education Committee in the House, asked me to be a joint author on this important piece of legislation.

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Turner urges Paxton to stop fighting foster care suit

Citing sex-trafficking series, Texas Dem urges Paxton to stop fighting foster care suit BY 

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Statement on Trump Deportation Plan

Rep. Chris Turner, Chair of the Texas House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement regarding President Trump's plan to use the National Guard as a deportation force:  “President Trump’s draft plan to use the National Guard as a deportation force is dangerous and un-American.  As Commander-in-Chief of Texas Military Forces, Governor Abbott needs to speak up immediately and let the President know that Texas will play no part whatsoever in this operation. “Two years ago, Governor Abbott insulted United States military special forces when he expressed angst about Operat

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