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Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 @ 3:27PM

Statement on Travis County Republican Party Chairman-Elect

Robert Morrow is an embarrassment to the Travis County Republican Party. His vulgar, profanity-laced outbursts in no way represent my values, the values of our party, or the beliefs of Republican voters. While the increased voter participation brought on by the competitive presidential race is widely considered a boon for…

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Friday, January 22nd, 2016 @ 12:41PM

Time for Texas to take the lead in amending the U.S. Constitution

This piece originally appeared in TribTalk, a publication of the Texas Tribune. I applaud Gov. Greg Abbott’s recently announced initiative for the states to take the lead in amending the U.S. Constitution. The truth is, we have become a nation with a powerful, centralized government, which was never our founders’…

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Monday, November 23rd, 2015 @ 2:38PM

Op-Ed: Austin’s Energy Purchases Are Headed In Wrong Direction

Originally published in the Austin American-Statesman: The Austin City Council has taken action to approve the purchase of a large amount of solar power, running contrary to their stated goals on affordability. City energy policies should be driven by affordability, economic realities and the need to deliver reliable electricity to…

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Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 @ 1:14PM

Getting Results on Transportation

From the Y at Oak Hill and SH 45 SW to IH 35, Loop 360, and Ranch Road 620, House District 47 has no shortage of traffic congestion. Unfortunately, many people living in Travis County have come to accept traffic as a fact of life. The good news is progress…

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Friday, October 9th, 2015 @ 2:46PM

Constitutional Amendments on November Ballot

This November, Texans will have the opportunity to vote on seven proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution. Below is a list of the seven propositions and a brief explanation of each one. For more detailed information, click here to read the House Research Organization’s Focus Report on the proposed amendments….

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Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 @ 7:58PM

Rep. Workman Appointed to Select Committee on Transportation Planning

AUSTIN – State Representative Paul Workman was appointed by House Speaker Joe Straus to serve on the House Select Committee on Transportation Planning. “It is an honor to serve the people of Texas in this capacity,” remarked Rep. Workman. “Improving our transportation system is a key component to growing our…

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