Texas has a unique opportunity to address property taxes and appraisal reform with its anticipated budget surplus, state Rep. Trent Ashby said. But he also plans to prioritize the revitalization of rural roads, water and broadband infrastructure.

Improving access to health care, including mental health services, and supporting rural public schools also are important to the lawmaker.

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