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Northeast Times | September 22, 2021

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Senator Leticia Van de Putte Delivers Message To Texas Conference of Urban Counties

Senator Leticia Van de Putte Delivers Message To Texas Conference of Urban Counties

The Texas Conference of Urban Counties, comprised of 36-member counties, convened in Austin for their quarterly meeting. Member counties represent nearly 80 percent of Texans. The Urban Counties studies policy, advocates for county issues at the state level, and provides a number of training and education programs for county officials.

Senator Leticia Van de Putte, Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor, addressed county leaders and released the following statement:

“Texans deserve more from leaders in Austin. When state politicians neglect our infrastructure challenges, taxpayers and local governments are left holding the tab. A vote against infrastructure means no new roads leading to more congestion and trucks idling. Products are stuck on the road and workers are in traffic instead of with their families.

“It’s disappointing that my opponent has voted against helping business thrive and Texans travel easier by opposing these common-sense investments. That is not putting Texas first.

“As Lt. Governor, I will continue working with organizations like the Texas Conference of Urban Counties to make sure counties get the resources they need to grow. When we prioritize our infrastructure, businesses thrive and Texans get good paying jobs.”