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Greg Abbott Stops in Midland to Discuss "Working Texans Plan"

MIDLAND -- Attorney General Greg Abbott made his view clear Thursday afternoon, bigger is not always better.
MIDLAND -- Attorney General Greg Abbott made his view clear Thursday afternoon, bigger is not always better.

"We are seeing government has a hindrance, rather than a help."

Abbott is touring the state, campaigning for the Texas governor's spot in next November's election.

He presented his "Working Texans Plan" Thursday, which Abbott says will serve as a catalyst to create a new era of economic expansion in the state of Texas.

"We want to the economic growth and the prosperity continue. We want to see more people take home more pay. The way to do that, is to get government off the backs of businesses, off the backs of individuals."

In order for that to happen, Abbott says government needs to be small.

"Texas is the number one job creation state in the nation. And the Permian Basin and energy production is a big reason why."

Abbott says he sees the effect the boom in oil has had in the basin.

And he says he's ready to tackle those issues.

"You have so many more kids enrolling in school, we need to make sure we're doing a good job of getting the students educated, graduated from high school, either going to college or going into one of the high paying jobs we have out here. We need to work on building more roads, you have so many cars on the roads now, we gotta take care of that. And of course, we need to improve your access to water."

And when it comes to state Senator Wendy Davis' growing popularity, Abbott says he's just happy to be ahead in the polls.

But he says it's too early to tell what will happen and he's focusing on the biggest poll, the results come election day.

"I know the way that people in Midland focus on issues, relate to the way that I focus on issues and because of that I think things will turn out favorably."

Abbott also talked about fighting back against an over-reaching government..

He says he plans to keep the federal government away from job creators in the Basin

In addition, he wants to work on an energy program which will allow for more jobs.

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