The Census

Last week, the Trump Administration announced it will add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, a question that has been absent from the survey for 70 years. The census, mandated by the Constitution to occur every ten years, determines the number of congressional seats each state gets. The information also guides federal spending based on population and need. If immigrants – and family members of immigrants – feel threatened and don't participate in the Census, already under-represent

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Texas’ Credit Rating

Last week, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar raised concerns about the future of our state's AAA-credit rating to members of the Senate's budget writing committee. During the hearing, Hegar said, "I am actually very concerned...that in the very near future, if we don’t find creative ways to address these very real pressur

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SH 360 Update – March 20, 2018

After two-and-a-half years of construction, the opening of SH 360 South (360 Toll) is just around the corner. There are a number of updates about this project that I wanted to share with you. As the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) approaches substantial completion of the project and opening of the main lanes to traffic, you can expect an increase of activity and even more employees and subcontractors working along the highway. Spring rains have made it difficult to estimate the exact opening date, but TxDOT has informed me that, weather permitting, they are on target f

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State Representative Chris Turner

She’s worried. Really worried.

Politics is really strange sometimes.  Last Tuesday, I was thrilled when my friend Beverly Powell won the Democratic primary election in Senate District 10.  Lisa and I were leaving Beverly’s victory party when I saw this tweet from the Star Telegram’s Bud Kennedy:

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Vote!

It's not too late to vote for Beto O'Rourke for US Senate, Marc Veasey for re-election to Congre

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