NEW VOICES, NEW LEADERSHIP.
We Can Invest in Our Schools and Lower Property Taxes.
Tap the Rainy Day Fund and expand Medicaid and we can support our schools and improve healthcare while reducing the pressure on rising property taxes.
Dallas Morning News: Openly gay Dallas County lawmaker Julie Johnson is making history in the Texas House, and so is her wife
Read more at DallasNews.com “It’s wonderful,” Johnson said. “I’m really proud to be in the Legislature. I’m proud to show the world that LGBT families are just like them. We get married, we have kids, we celebrate the same losses and tragedies in our lives as everyone...
“I’ve stared down injustice and gone toe-to-toe with the crooked and powerful, because when Texans are on the line, I’ll never back down.”
Texas clearly does not spend enough per student. Your education shouldn’t be determined by where you’re born in our state or how much your parents’ property is worth-if they have any property at all. Read more.
We need to talk about how we are spending resources; millions of dollars have been taken away from our women’s health care network and re-assigned to ideological groups with no oversight. This has created waste and an additional burden on public hospitals and emergency rooms. We must save money and reallocate. Read more.
Criminal justice reform
Bail bond reform is a top priority. It is completely unjust to jail people for being poor and it is fiscally irresponsible. The aims of any future reforms by our legislature should be focused on accountability for police, citizens, defendants, prisoners and the families of prisoners alike. Read more.
Cities should be allowed to have open debate about raising the minimum wage and not fear overarching obstruction from those in Austin. Read more.
Republican statewide leadership has attacked local control. SB4 is one of the most dishonorable and ineffective pieces of legislation that has passed through the chambers of our state legislature. Read more.