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Archive for June 2017

REP. RAYMOND WORKS HARD TO PASS BILLS PROTECTING TEXAS CHILDREN

Leading up to the 85th Legislative Session it became apparent that the state foster care system and Child Protective Services program were having serious issues. Child Protective Services (CPS) is the program that investigates reports of child abuse and neglect. If investigators find that a child is not safe, services are provided in the home…

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REP. RAYMOND GETS TEACHER PAY RAISE BILL ON AGENDA FOR SPECIAL SESSION

LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) A raise for teachers could be coming if the Texas legislature approves a bill. State Representative Richard Peña Raymond announced that he is introducing a bill proposing a $1,000 raise for public school teachers. The bill had already been proposed during the regular session, but expired when the session closed. The topic is being brought…

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REP. RAYMOND SHARES THOUGHTS ON REGULAR LEGISLATIVE SESSION

LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) – The 85th Texas Legislative Session has come to a close with hundreds of bills signed into law, including the controversial, ‘Sanctuary Cities’ bill. KGNS spoke with Representative Richard Peña Raymond on the recent session and asked what his opinions were on the bills passed. One bill Raymond felt strongly about was…

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