Happy Saturday! We wrapped up our busiest week of the session as we passed the remainder of our large budget bills. As the legislature starts our Easter/Passover break, here’s an update from the Capitol.
One of the bills that could have the biggest impact on our area relates to agriculture. I was thrilled to see this bill pass with a UNANIMOUS vote. It’s great when we can have this type of bipartisan support to pass legislation. Important provisions contained in this bill include:
Health and Human Services
Just yesterday, we passed our health and human services budget proposal. As a member of this committee, I’m proud of the work that’s gone in to crafting this legislation. I was fortunate to have some of my bills included. I authored one portion to create a pilot program to prevent early dental disease. I’ve been working closely with dentists this session on legislation to help those who don’t have adequate access to dental care. Another provision of mine helps adoptive and foster families. This is such a personal issue for me, it’s rewarding to see its inclusion as part of the larger bill moving forward.
Please Contact Me
As I said, we’re headed to a short Easter/Passover break. I’ll still be accessible my phone or email, so feel free to reach out.
Have a great weekend!