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by THE TEXAS TRIBUNE

State Sen. Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels, and state Rep. Jason Isaac, R-Dripping Springs, talked about water, transportation, public education and other issues in play in the 83rd session during a Texas Tribune event on Tuesday at Texas State University.

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  1. Some interesting quotes:
    “Medicare is a pig that never gets satisfied…” Donna Campbell
    “We need to exercise our 10th Amendment rights and be an independent state…” Jason Issac
    “When you really get to the platform of the Republican Party, there are more people in the state of Texas and I believe across the nation that have the same values. I believe it’s a value driven party, and that’s why it’s labeled conservative, I believe that when you ask anybody that worked, you know, if they want to give a chunk of what they get when they work to somebody who is an able bodied that doesn’t work, I believe they’re going to say, “No,” but I think, you know, there’s a lot of people who have a generous heart, and they would give to the truly poor and needy…” Sen. Donna Campbell
    “Ya know, if uh, I believe healthcare is a personal responsibility and if they do not have a job and they meet the poverty level, then there are the programs available in Texas. If they are above the poverty level, then, you know, if they prioritize their own expenses and there are docs who will, you know, work with you on a sliding scale; there are docs who will allow you to pay out your bill, but with them choosing automatically because it’s convenient, it’s quick, you get a doctor, going to an E.R.; we have zero incentive to get them to a clinic… and people won’t, you know, so far as paying for preventative care in children, I mean, we don’t have the money in Texas to pay for prevention, preventative care. We really don’t…” Sen. Donna Campbell
    We need to encourage non-profits…I think non-profits and churches do a better job of delivering the services people need, because they do it out of the goodness of their hearts without all the bureaucracy. Rep. Isaac

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