What Did Your Elected Officials Do for North Texas This Legislative Session?

AUSTIN -- The Texas Legislature just wrapped up its 2019 session, and lawmakers from North Texas passed bills expanding medical marijuana, protecting the freedom of information, banning red light cameras and tackling the backlog of untested rape kits.North Texas is represented by 35 House members and nine senators who represent a huge swath of the state, spanning across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and from Falls to Fannin County. These lawmakers filed about 15%, or 1,700, of the 10,877 bills and resolutions filed this year.Nearly all of these bills sit on the desk of Gov. Greg Abbott, who will decide whether to sign them into law or kill them via veto. He has to make these decisions before June 16.   Continue reading...

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