RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas – State legislators from the Rio Grande Valley are coming together this afternoon to deliver a legislative report card.
Nearly all eleven of the valley’s state legislators are attending a luncheon hosted by the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (RGVHCC).
Each lawmaker spoke on how recently passed legislation will be impacting the region.
We spoke with State Representative Bobby Guerra about which piece of legislation was the highlight of the session.
“Quite frankly it was public education, putting the money back where it needed to go. Not quite what I wanted but it was a whole lot better than what we had so public ed was huge and we had to make sure to take care of our retired teachers,” says Joe Cortez, Vice Chair of Education for RGVHCC. “I think it’s great anytime we can get the representatives together like this, a bit of holding them accountable but at the same time letting us know what goes in on the day in day out that we may not hear about,” Cortez continued.
Representative Bobby Guerra called the legislative session positive and hopes lawmakers can build on that this next session.