‘"If [drivers] know that there's a red-light camera, they might be more apt to stop at the red light," Goodwin said.
She's aware of the argument used by Abbott and others that red-light cameras may cause more rear-end crashes, but she said she recognizes the cameras are just one part of a bigger solution.’
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.”
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.
Bee Cave City Council voted down a resolution seeking a speed study from the TX DoT. Also on the agenda was a resolution to endorse House Bill 2814, a bill from state Rep. Vikki Goodwin, that calls for safety corridors on certain segments of state roads deemed highly dangerous.
The careful choreography of the session's marquee budget, property tax, and school finance measures advanced Tuesday, April 30, with the House's approval of Senate Bill 2, the revenue cap plan opposed vociferously by local mayors, county judges, and other elected officials.
State Rep. Vikki Goodwin, D-Austin, introduced House Bill 2814 to the Legislature on March 1. It is a bill she said was inspired by a highway safety advocacy group called Safer71 based out of the Sweetwater area in western Travis County.
Operating in a Republican run Legislature that has been more interested in expanding gun rights, advocates for laws promoting firearm safety— including three Austin Democrats — said Tuesday that they have higher hopes for progress this session.
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.
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.
Texas House Representative Vikki Goodwin joined the Westlake Chamber of Commerce today for their first Humanitarian Services Project of 2019 to benefit Central Texas Food Bank.
Impact Austin member and State Representative Vikki Goodwin believes we all have an obligation to serve our communities. Read about her inspiring perspective on service in this interview by Impact Austin.
Eanes ISD Superintendent Tom Leonard, State Senator Kirk Watson, State House Rep. Donna Howard and State House Rep. Vikki Goodwin were panelists at the Westlake Chamber of Commerce Community Luncheon, where they discussed state recapture.
Here in Texas, one state representative thinks it's such a problem - she wants to make a law about it to help the next generation. KXAN's Education reporter Tom Miller takes us in the classroom to learn about money.
On Saturday, February 2nd, State Representative Vikki Goodwin will attend her first two Town Halls as the newly elected representative of District 47. The Town Hall is an open forum, and all are welcome to attend.
The Daily Texan — State Rep. Vikki Goodwin, D-Austin, never thought she would be a legislator, but her concern for public education persuaded her otherwise.
The Texas Tribune — Led by female candidates, Texas Democrats picked up 12 Texas House seats from Republicans, mostly in North Texas. But Republicans still have the edge in the lower chamber.
With about 82 percent of the vote counted throughout Travis County, Democratic candidate for Texas House District 47 Vikki Goodwin has apparently pulled off an upset victory over incumbent Republican Paul D. Workman.
Vikki Goodwin believes that Texans deserve a strong education system — but not at the expense of taxpayers. Learn more about her position as candidate for Texas House Representative for District 47.
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.
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.