Rural Investment

I will be a partner for rural communities.

I want every part of Texas to share in this state’s wealth.

But right now, when great jobs come to Texas, they’re not coming to rural communities. That’s not because they’re not full of hardworking people; it’s because state leaders have failed to partner with rural communities to invest in education, health care, and broadband, making it harder and harder to recruit and retain talent and encourage economic investment.

Just a couple of examples: Because Greg Abbott has failed to expand Medicaid, more rural hospitals have closed in Texas than in any other state. And because he vetoed rural broadband support legislation last year, rural Texans could soon be paying anywhere between $20-$100 more on their phone and internet bills.

As governor, I will be a partner for rural communities.

I want every part of Texas to share in this state’s wealth.

I will expand Medicaid to help keep rural hospitals open and ensure no Texan has to drive hundreds of miles just to see a doctor. I will create incentive allotment programs for rural teachers and physicians to ensure rural communities can recruit and retain the very best talent. And I will expand access to affordable broadband to ensure that students can do homework online, businesses can succeed, and families can connect with each other.

Issues

  1. Power Grid & Energy Bills
  2. Property Taxes
  3. World-Class Schools
  4. High-Paying Jobs
  5. Health Care
  6. Reproductive Freedom
  7. Rural Investment
  8. Voting Rights
  9. Energy Leadership
  10. Gun Safety
  11. Public Safety & Criminal Justice
  12. Marijuana Legalization
  13. Border & Immigration
  14. Veterans
  15. Disability Rights