The Capitol has been a busy place, as my office has hosted leaders from Uvalde, Zavala, Kinney, and Maverick counties for county days. Each delegation provided me with meaningful insight on legislation that will directly impact their county. I appreciate our leaders for making the trip and sharing their legislative priorities, and I am eager to welcome more counties in the coming weeks.
Texas’ troubled Child Protective Services (CPS) and foster care systems are back at the forefront. This week, the Senate passed Senate Bill 11, a package of bipartisan reforms I am joint-authoring that would reform CPS in order to address the state’s systematic failure to protect vulnerable youth.