Turner: Perry Ignoring Issues that Matter to Texans

State Rep.-elect Chris Turner, D-Grand Prairie, said Perry should be keeping the focus on more pressing issues about government spending rather than focusing on politically charged social issues. "Gov. Perry is once again ignoring the issues that matter to Texans, including reversing his devastating cuts to public schools and women's health care, reducing the huge number of uninsured and investing in basic infrastructure so we can grow our economy."The next legislative session is far too important to simply become a partisan sideshow in the governor's 2016 presidential campaign."

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Lessons Learned – or Not

  So, last week we had a big election. Obviously, I was pleased with most of the outcomes, from the presidential race on down, but what did we learn from it?   For one, politicians who have a cavalier attitude about women’s health care and personal health decisions will pay a heavy price at the ballot box.   Second, with significant demographic changes underway – particularly in the Hispanic community – Texas will be competitive in statewide elections and presidential elections very soon. With Hispanics in Texas and across the country giving President Obama 70 percent of th

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Thank You!

Thank you. With early voting results in, I’m humbled to say that we’re at 90 percent of the vote and headed back to Austin. We have much to celebrate tonight, and Lisa and I cannot thank you enough. Our victory is the result of the hundreds of volunteers and donors and the thousands of voters in District 101 who belie

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Vouchers

After the Legislature slashed $5.4 billion from public schools last year, a reasonable person might have thought, “Well, at least it can’t get any worse.” Guess what? Apparently, it can. Republicans in Austin, including Governor Perry and Lt. Governor Dewhurst, have declared that “school choice” is a top priority for them next session. Let’s be clear what so-called school choice is: it’s stealing precious tax dollars from cash-starved public schools and diverting them to private schools, which get to pick and choose which students they educat

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Chris’s Community Support Continues to Grow! UPDATED!

I continue to be humbled and inspired by the support and encouragement that I’ve received from community leaders, friends, activists, volunteers, and voters for the upcoming Democratic primary for Texas House of Representatives, District 101. This list of supporters is a microcosm of our community – teachers, veterans, retirees, union members,

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