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Brownwood approves retaining a lobbyist after 2 people speak up against it

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BROWNWOOD, Texas - The Brownwood City Council approved on renewing the contract to retain a lobbyist at the State Capitol in Austin despite two people speaking in protest of the move.

Members voted unanimously to pay Bob Turner, a rural issues consultant, $3,666 per year for the next two years for his service.

Brownwood will be splitting the cost with five other Brown County entities, which includes the chamber of commerce and city of Early.

Brown County Republican Party Chairman Robert Porter spoke in support of retaining Turner as their consultant.

Porter said Turner, a former lawmaker, has been instrumental in notifying county and city officials of any legislative decisions that will affect the area.

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