End the Perry Pension Loophole

Late Friday, The Texas Tribune reported that Governor Rick Perry “retired” in January. If only that were really the case. Perry, as we know, is still governor.  But he found a loophole in state law that allows him to “retire” and collect a state pension while he is still in office.   We, t

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Tarrant Commissioners Court urged to create third minority JP/constable district

BY STEVE CAMPBELL | Fort Worth Star-Telegram | Sep. 20, 2011 FORT WORTH -- Democrats and community activists pushed Tuesday night for the creation of a majority-minority justice of the peace/constable precinct at a public hearing on Tarrant County redistricting. County commissioners were presented with a propo

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The New District 101

Due to dramatic population growth, Tarrant County has gained another seat in the Texas House - the new District 101. While redistricting has yet to be settled - there are numerous pending lawsuits challenging the validity of these districts due to the discriminatory and unfair manner in which Republicans drew the new maps - I was proud to announ

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About Chris

Lifelong Texan Chris Turner is a lifelong Texan who has spent his adult life working for the basic principles of the Democratic Party: expanding opportunity for all Texans to have access to good jobs, quality schools and affordable health care and protecting the civil rights and workers rights of all Americans. The son of

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