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STATEMENT: HDC Chair Chris Turner Responds to Passage of Legislation to Provide Direct Relief to Texas Homeowners

(Austin, TEXAS) – Today, the Texas House passed a joint resolution to increase the homestead exemption — which is a homeowner’s exemption from ad valorem taxes for school finance purposes — from $25,000 to $40,000.  Texas House Democratic Caucus Chair Chris Turner (D-Grand Prairie) issued the following statement in response: “Texas House Democrats have been …

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STATEMENT: HDC Chair Chris Turner Responds to Initial Passage of Texas Congressional Redistricting Map

(Austin, TEXAS) – Today, the Texas House passed the Texas Republicans’ Congressional redistricting map to second reading by a vote of 80-62. Texas House Democratic Caucus Chair Chris Turner (D-Grand Prairie) issued the following statement in response. “Redistricting should be about giving Texans the fair and equal representation to which they are guaranteed under the …

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CHAIRMAN’S MEMO: Texas Republicans’ State House Plan

Friends, Around 3:30 AM Wednesday, after a 16-hour debate, Texas Republicans pushed through their state House redistricting map on a vote of 83-63. Redistricting is a complex process that requires careful attention to detail and a comprehensive understanding of the law. That is not what we saw from Texas Republicans, who abused the legislative process at every …

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STATEMENT: HDC Chair Chris Turner Responds to Initial Passage of GOP’s State House Map Proposal

(Austin, TEXAS) – Around 3:30 AM today, the House finally passed the Texas Republicans’ state House redistricting map on a vote of 83-63.  Texas House Democratic Caucus Chair Chris Turner (D-Grand Prairie) issued the following statement in response: “Redistricting should be about drawing fair maps that accurately represent our state’s population, whose tremendous growth was driven almost entirely …

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STATEMENT: HDC Chair Chris Turner Responds to TX House Redistricting Committee Vote

(Austin, TEXAS) – Yesterday, the Texas House Redistricting Committee held a hearing on Republicans’ state House map, which was filed just five days ago. The map passed out this afternoon on a party line vote of 8 to 6. Texas House Democratic Caucus Chair Chris Turner (D-Grand Prairie) issued the following statement in response: “Redistricting …

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STATEMENT: HDC Chair Chris Turner Responds to Initial TX House Map Proposal

(Austin, TEXAS) – Today, Texas House Redistricting Committee Chair Todd Hunter (R-Corpus Christi) filed the state’s initial map proposal for the Texas House of Representatives. Texas House Democratic Caucus Chair Chris Turner (D-Grand Prairie) issued the following statement in response. “Texans of color have driven over 95% of the growth in Texas over the last …

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How to Testify in the Texas House Redistricting Committee

On Monday, October 4, 2021, the Texas House Redistricting Committee will convene for a hearing on the initial proposed Texas House map. Click here to view the official hearing notice. Members of the public are invited and welcome to testify in hearings of the Texas House Redistricting Committee to advocate for their communities, and give …

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HDC Chair Chris Turner Responds to U.S. Senate’s “Freedom to Vote Act”

(AUSTIN, TEXAS) – Today, U.S. Senate Democrats introduced a new voter protection bill that will expand voting access and protect voters from continued Republican attacks on the freedom to vote. Texas House Democratic Caucus Chair Chris Turner issued the following statement in response: “The Senate Democrats’ new ‘Freedom to Vote Act’ marks great progress in …

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HDC Chair Chris Turner on Signing of GOP Voter Restriction Bill

(TEXAS) – Today, Gov. Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 1 — Texas Republicans’ anti-voter legislation — into law. Texas House Democratic Caucus Chair Chris Turner issued the following statement in response: “Texas is one of the most difficult states in the country to vote in. Today, Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill into law that …

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Rep. Alma Allen Responds to Two Texas Teachers Dying of COVID-19

(Austin, TEXAS) – Yesterday, the Waco Tribune-Herald reported a Connally Independent School District campus was closing after two teachers passed away from COVID-19 in a week. Rep. Alma Allen (D-Houston), the Texas House Democratic Caucus whip and a retired teacher, issued the following statement in response. “Our hearts go out to the family, colleagues and …

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