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Sen. Lucio requests governor’s assistance for smaller, border communities

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Senator Eddie Lucio Jr., District 27

AUSTIN, Texas – Senator Eddie Lucio Jr., released a letter he wrote to Texas Governor Greg Abbott requesting increased resources for smaller communities in border counties, which shoulder daily international commutes from Mexico and are critical to Texas’ trade and commerce interests.

The press release from Senator Lucio said, “Since these [border] communities have lower per capita income and tax bases than any other similarly populated areas in Texas, as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations, I respectfully ask you to consider having a targeted allocation for these communities since they are so vital to the state’s international commerce and trade interests with Texas’ number one trade partner.”

Sen. Lucio thanked Gov. Abbott and state agencies like the Texas Department of State Health Services, the Texas Division of Emergency Management, and the Texas Guard for helping increase testing and personal protection equipment in the Valley, said the press release.

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