|January 12 marked the opening day of the 87th Legislative Session and our team hit the ground running!
WATCH MY VIDEO WELCOMING YOU TO THE FIRST DAY OF LEGISLATIVE SESSION!
One of the primary roles of the Legislature is to set the State’s budget for the next biennium, and in Texas the legislature has constitutionally bound itself to only spend within our means. Additionally, this session the legislature will focus on redistricting and I am proud to serve on the Redistricting Committee to ensure that our districts are re-drawn legally, fairly, and transparently. Finally, this session will certainly be dominated by issues relating to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, including: vaccine distribution, updating state infrastructure to better navigate emergencies, and putting necessary measures into place to ensure that Texans’ liberties are never infringed upon by government overreach.
In addition to these big picture items, I will continue to focus on my priorities: ensuring every single Texas student has access to an excellent education, protecting human dignity, and advocating for issues unique to the people of Senate District 8.
Finally, I have already filed several bills and wanted to highlight three of them for you below. I look forward to your feedback on this proposed legislation.