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In 2015, Sen. Schwertner attempted to upgrade state’s disease response 150 150 Dr. Schwertner

In 2015, Sen. Schwertner attempted to upgrade state’s disease response

After the Ebola outbreak, Sen. Schwertner recommended stockpiling protective gear and expanding state powers to deal with infectious diseases.  In 2014, an Ebola scare in Texas put the spotlight on the state’s preparedness to deal with an outbreak of infectious disease, and it wasn’t pretty. A task force formed to study handling such outbreaks highlighted the urgent…

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State Lawmakers ask Department of Transportation to drop high-speed rail project 150 150 Dr. Schwertner

State Lawmakers ask Department of Transportation to drop high-speed rail project

BRYAN, TX — More than two dozen state lawmakers have signed a letter urging the U.S. Department of Transportation to end work related to a high-speed rail project that would pass through the Brazos Valley. The letter, written by District 13 State. Rep. Ben Leman, says the project’s developer, Texas Central Partners, “simply does not…

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Schwertner Fights to Protect Private Landowner Rights 150 150 Dr. Schwertner

Schwertner Fights to Protect Private Landowner Rights

A longtime advocate for the rights of private property owners, Schwertner introduces legislation to guard landowners against unfair taxation and eminent domain abuse. AUSTIN, TX — Today, Senator Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown) and Texas House colleagues Representatives Trent Ashby (R-Lufkin) and Ben Leman (R-Iola) introduced a slate of legislation meant to support the rights of private…

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