I’ve heard from a number of constituents asking what my office is doing to address the inhumane conditions we are seeing at detention centers in Texas. Please click the photo below to read my statement on the situation, and for those that are able, you can use this list by the Texas Tribune to connect with organizations providing aid to those stuck in such horrible conditions.
In this latest Capitol update, Scott discusses foster care, immigration, women's health, and nursing. That includes Rep. Howard's HB 279, which would extend the Women's Health Advisory Committee for another two years; and HB 280, which would establish a grant program to help prevent violence against nurses in the health care workplace.
This week's Capitol update discusses the Governor's State of the State address, as well as legislation targeting Sanctuary Cities. Also mentioned is the Governor's action to cut funding to vital programs in Travis County, as well as a new crowdfunding site to help make up for that loss in state grants.