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Perry, Lang meet with Breckenridge citizens

Perry, Lang meet with Breckenridge citizens
September 27
08:41 2018

Texas Sen. Charles Perry and Rep. Mike Lang stopped in Breckenridge on Wednesday afternoon for a town hall-style forum to discuss their outlook on the upcoming legislative session, which is scheduled to begin in January.

Texas Sen. Charles Perry, right, and Rep. Mike Lang discussed a variety of issues with local citizens on Wednesday. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Perry said the senate’s priorities in the next session will likely be property tax reform, school security issues, a statewide flood plan, public school finance and health care.

“Those are what I see as the five things that we’ll focus on in ’19, based on the interim stuff that we’ve done,” Perry said at the meeting on the Texas State Technical College campus. “My interim water report will be out on Nov. 1. If I had to name one thing that I think we’re woefully inadequate on, it’s water. We’re not building a water supply out for the next 100 years. We’ve just kind of kicked the can down the road. I think that discussion is also appropriate at a national level. … We need to have a bigger discussion about water.”

Lang said the main topics that his constituents are concerned with are property tax and indigent defense. He went on to discuss how the Texas House of Representatives will be electing a new Speaker of the House for the first time in 10 years.

Both men then addressed various topics brought up by the Breckenridge citizens in attendance, including school safety, child protective services, education, property tax reform, Medicaid, as well as the future of Texas politics and more.

In the general election scheduled for Nov. 6, Lang, of Granbury, is running unopposed for the Texas House of Representatives seat in District 60, which includes Stephens, Eastland, Shackelford, Palo Pinto, Brown, Callahan, Coleman and Hood counties. He is the incumbent and was first elected to the seat in 2016. Lang serves on the Criminal Jurisprudence and the Special Purpose Districts committees in the House of Representatives.

Perry, of Lubbock, is the senator for District 28, which includes Stephens County. He serves as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water and Rural Affairs and on the Senate committees on Health and Human Services, Criminal Justice and Transportation.

Texas Sen. Charles Perry, center, met with Breckenridge citizens in a town hall-style meeting on Wednesday. Rep. Mike Lang joined Perry for the meeting. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Story by Carla McKeown/Breckenridge Texan

Cutline, top photo: Texas Sen. Charles Perry, right, and Rep. Mike Lang, standing center, met with Breckenridge citizens on Wednesday on the TSTC campus. They discussed the upcoming legislative session and issues of importance to local residents. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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