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February 10, 2016

Economic Development

A strong economy means a healthy future for East Texas. We have abundant natural resources, a trained workforce, and developed transportation routes. I look forward to making sure our region remains competitive in economic development and job creation by continuing to advocate for construction of Lake Columbia and fiscally responsible investments in transportation infrastructure.

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February 10, 2016

Mental Health

It is time to rethink how our public safety, social services, and health care communities respond to individuals with mental illness. With demand for public mental health care services on the rise, we need to identify creative ways to more efficiently and effectively apportion resources. For too long, the state has applied a piecemeal approach to mental health matters, and …

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February 10, 2016

Higher Education

Making sure our education system is preparing students to meet 21st Century workforce demands is a priority. No one path is right for every student. Promoting career and technology, facilitating collaboration among high schools and colleges, and adding new degree plans at our universities, empowers Texas students to learn the skills needed to find jobs, attain professional goals, and build …

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