Texas shows how government can succeed doing more with less. We did it together

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For all the challenges facing Texans, state government serves the people pretty darned well, especially when compared to the frequent dysfunction in Washington.  

Having just finished eight years in statewide elected office as Texas land commissioner, I can share the “secret sauce” that makes Texas work: relationships. State government is a lot like a small town in rural Texas where folks know one another, which creates incentives to work through problems and reach solutions that serve the public. 

As a result, the future of Texas is bright, a shining example for the rest of the country of what can be accomplished when elected officials and staff seek to make government “do more with less.”   

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As we say in Texas, “it ain’t braggin’ if it’s true” applies to our approach to governing — we are the gold standard as to how government, from your local school board to Congress, can serve the people. 

The sun is seen behind a crude oil pump jack in the Permian Basin in Loving County, Texas, U.S., November 22, 2019. REUTERS/Angus Mordant (REUTERS/Angus Mordant)

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