Some TX lawmakers call for red flag laws and other changes, while others say ‘no’ to gun law reform

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Some TX lawmakers call for red flag laws and other changes, while others say ‘no’ to gun law reform

Goodwin said she fears losing even more innocent lives. The Texas Legislature doesn’t meet again for another year and a half.

“That’s such a long time from now. Anything can happen,” she said. “I’m afraid people are seeing what’s been happening and saying ‘Well, if that’s how someone else has handled their anger, maybe I need a gun, too,’ and we have sort of a copycat situations and that’s what scares me.”

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A Decade of Democratic Gains in Central Texas

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A Decade of Democratic Gains in Central Texas

Eleven Texas House districts comprise the five-county Austin metro area: Travis has six, Williamson is split among three, Hays makes up most of one, and Bastrop and Caldwell together anchor another. (State House districts, unlike state Senate or U.S. congressional districts, are drawn to respect county lines.) When this map debuted in 2012, Republicans captured six of those 11 seats; today, Democrats hold nine, which between them include the entire city of Austin.

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She Leads Texas: Vikki Goodwin

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She Leads Texas: Vikki Goodwin

Vikki Goodwin, D-Austin, joined the Texas House of Representatives in January as a political freshman. While she can turn to her fellow House women, her real preparation for the job comes from her years as a longtime campaign volunteer and a mother of three biological children and two stepchildren. This is how she leads Texas.

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Bill could improve safety on Texas 71

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Bill could improve safety on Texas 71

Following her election in November, state Rep. Vikki Goodwin, D-Austin, said she was approached by constituents and traffic groups regarding how unsafe Texas 71, RM 620 and Bee Cave Road are in western Travis County. They asked for her help in looking for ways to make the roads safer.

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March 6, 2018 Primary Election Voter's Guide

March 6, 2018 Primary Election Voter's Guide

League of Women Voters Austin Area — This nonpartisan voting guide provides a complete list of all contests on your ballot, including state and local offices and propositions.

Vikki Goodwin Emerges as a Frontrunner for District 47

Vikki Goodwin Emerges as a Frontrunner for District 47

The Texas Tribune — District 47 was drawn to be a conservative stronghold in the liberal Austin area. But Texas political experts say rising frustration with President Donald Trump in a district he won by fewer than 200 votes, could change things.