Progress in District 101

There are major developments on two local projects my staff and I have been working on over the past few years. As you know, curbing the reach of predatory lenders has been a top priority of mine.  My staff and the Texas 101 Task Force have worked on this issue since 2014. Last night, in a unanimous vote, the Grand Prairie City Council joined Arlington and 42 other Texas cities in adopting a Credit Access Business (CAB) ordinance. As a result of this action, those who take out payday and auto-title loans in Grand Prairie will have greater protections and

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In my Capitol office, on the wall beside my desk, hang two pictures of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The photograph on top is of Dr. King waving to an audience of 250,000 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. That day, he gave what many consider his most notable speech and where, in a booming

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I filed

Today, I filed for re-election in House District 101 and I released the following statement: “Serving the constituents of our district is the best and most important part of my job,” Turner said. “I look forward to continuing to work on behalf of Arlington and Grand Prairie by fighting for local priorities, such as transportation. I will also continue to work hard for UT-Arlington, Tarrant County College and the Arlington and Mansfield school districts.  "In Austin, I look forward to continuing to

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2017 Constitutional Amendment Election

This week marks the start of early voting for the 2017 Constitutional Amendment election. While these constitutional amendment elections normally don’t have high turnout rates, they’re still important for our state and our community. The voter ID procedure for this election is the same as it was in 2016.  If you have a photo ID, you should bring it to the polls to vote. If you don’t have a photo ID, you can still cast a ballot as long as you bring other proof of identification, such as your voter registration certificate, utility bill, or bank statement. You’ll then have to sign a “reasonab

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