Turner Files Bill that Would Ban Double-Dipping by Politicians

by Jay Root | Texas Tribune | January 9, 2013 State Rep. Chris Turner, D-Grand Prairie, says he’s found the perfect way for elected officials to practice what they're preaching about the need for fiscal restraint: ban "do

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Turner Sworn in to Represent Tarrant County’s New District

Will focus on the priorities of District 101: Good jobs, quality schools & affordable health care FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 8, 2013 AUSTIN - Today, as the 83rd Texas Legislature convened, Chris Turner took the oath of offi

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Every Second Counts

A few minutes ago, the 83rd Legislative Session convened and I had the honor of being sworn in as a member of the Texas House of Representatives representing House District 101. I am so humbled by the trust the voters have placed in me to represent our community in Austin. A new legislature represents the opportunity for a new beginning. I am hopeful that this legislature will turn the page on the harmful decisions made here two years ago, because this is such a critical time for our state. Every second of the 140-day session will count as we fight for the priorities that are important to our

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Transportation

Chris has worked closely with leaders and citizens throughout southern Tarrant County to find ways to improve the transportation infrastructure at look at alternative methods of travel, including light and commuter rail systems. Chris understands that the lack of public transportation in Arlington and Grand Prairie is a difficult obstacle for many families who are unable to commute to work or school. Chris believes the state’s transportation priorities should include strategies to upgrade and expand mass transit in major urban areas. He strongly believes that State Highway 360 must be extend

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