Rep. Chris Paddie This past Tuesday, the 84th Texas Legislature kicked off in Austin. I am again humbled and honored that you have trusted me to be your voice in Austin and I look forward to hearing from you and working with you over the next 140 days. While the drafting and filing of bills is just beginning for the upcoming session, we already know that there are many important issues ahead of us. This legislature will tackle finding a long term solution for transportation funding, improving how we fund our schools, protecting our 2nd Amendment rights, protecting the unborn, and pushing back against an overreaching federal government.
The only task that the legislature is required to accomplish each session is to pass a budget. This budget will have to take into account the rapidly growing population of Texas, which strains our school systems, transportation systems, water resources, and other infrastructure.