As 2017 approaches, proposed laws kick off the New Year with the next Texas Legislative Session starting on January 10.
District 83 State Representative Dustin Burrows said an overall top priority for this upcoming session is resolving issues with Child Protective Services. However, he added there are local concerns he wants to address as his big ticket items as well.
“We start off the session with a tight budget,” Burrows said. “We’ve got to find a billion dollars and asked every agency to come back and one of the big things that’s really driving the budget and why we continue to have less money to go around is the cost of healthcare.”