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Texas GOP voters will decide nonbinding resolutions

AUSTIN (AP)  Texas Republicans will get to weigh in with their opinions on immigration, voter identification and government spending.

The three nonbinding resolutions are on Tuesday's primary ballot. Early voting runs through Friday. GOP spokesman Hans Klingler says the State Republican Executive Committee picked the three items to send a message to elected leaders in Austin and Washington.

He says the issues are top priorities for state Republicans.
   -- On immigration, Republicans can promote legislation to
require federal, state, and local officials to enforce immigration
laws.
   Some local law enforcement agencies have argued that enforcing
immigration law will hamper their ability to investigate local
crimes.
   -- Debate over voter identification was contentious when the
issue came up during last year's legislative session. Republicans
would like state law to require people to provide photo
identification to vote.
   -- The third resolution would encourage lawmakers to limit
annual state budget increases to growth in population and inflation
-- unless voter approval allows further spending growth or in the
case of an official state emergency.

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