Senator Perry Addresses 85th Legislature in Brady Town Hall Meeting
BRADY, TX - State Senator Charles Perry of the 28th District was in Brady last week as part of a three-county town hall meeting swing through part of his 51 county district.
The senator highlighted his talk with remarks about the upcoming 85th Legislature starting in January. He stated that two of the most prominent topics that will be discussed will be water and water rights and the current disarray of child care services in the state.
Touching briefly on education, he mentioned briefly some of the highlights in how Texas is making great strides nationally, making note that the state’s Hispanics rank 5th nationally and black students rank 11th in the nation. He did not go into any details on school finance, which has been hinted at perhaps requiring a special session to be addressed.
Senator Perry also bemoaned the fact that the I-35 corridor points east and holds a dominating representation in the legislature, and that problems and issues in West Texas are not seemingly relevant to that area of the state.
He touched briefly on the cost of border security, and ”for doing the job that the Federal Government is not doing.” He expressed very little hope of recapturing of those funds from the Federal Government.
A brief question and answer period following his remarks touched on topics such as veterans educational benefits, religious beliefs versus same sex marriage requests, higher health care costs, and issues about oil and gas production.