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Broadband, jobs, school vouchers and more: State, local leaders reflect on the topics driving conversations in rural Texas

Lawmakers also discussed their stances on the issues impacting the region the most in a two-day event hosted by The Texas Tribune.

Legislators discuss rural Texas’ concerns ahead of next year’s session

Rural educators chime in on vouchers and school finance 

Local leaders discuss infrastructure needs and the struggle to be heard in Austin 

Rural Texas rethinks job growth and economic development 

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack discusses federal investments, economic opportunities

“Rural health is not dead”

“When I wished people could get broadband was yesterday”

State’s water infrastructure needs immediate attention, panelists say

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