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Office of

Jim Turner


Total cost of 24 office trips: $61,990.04


Trips by Jim Turner
Total cost of congressperson's 4 trips: $15,854.50

Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS
Sponsor: TEXAS RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TO RECIEVE "FRIEND OF RURAL WATER" AWARD AND DELIVER REMARKS AT BANGUET.
Date: Mar 17, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $600.00
source

Destination: KEY LARGO, FL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: FEDERAL POLICY AND ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: May 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,892.86
source

Destination: BEIJING AND ZUNHUA, CHINA
Sponsor: US Asia Foundation
Purpose: TO FACILITATE MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING AND IMPROVED BILATERAL RELATIONS WITH CHINA.
Date: May 24, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $10,976.64
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,385.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jim Turner

Trenton Ashby
Scott Bates
Elizabeth Burks
Allan Freyer
Elizabeth Hurley
Carl Maxwell
Michael Mullen
R David Pore
John Sopko



American RadioWorks |
Image via Wikimedia Commons.

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For years policy makers believed that minorities were overrepresented in special education and that there was inherent bias in the way kids were being identified as disabled. A new study turns this idea on its head.

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