Wednesday, April 13, 2005
REP. VERONICA GONZALES ENTERS A POST
This is my first session and it has been a tremendous learning experience. We have had to cast votes on a variety of issues - education, healthcare, crime, property taxes, what to pay our teachers, our state employees, how to take care of our elderly, etc. etc. We must keep our focus clear and that is to assure that the majority of our Texas citizens are protected. At the end of this session, it is my hope that we will not see our sales tax become the highest in the nation, that we will not see our small business owners closing their doors because they can't afford to pay the tax on their employees, that we will not fund education in a manner that benefits only a handful of school districts, that we will not reduce property taxes to the benefit of the wealthiest and to the detriment of 80% of our citizens and that we remember to speak up for those who can't speak up for themselves. Texas is a great state but it can become even greater if we keep to our values and take care of our most needy and our most vulnerable.
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