Senator Rodriguez Hosts Town Hall Meeting

El Paso News

     Texas state Senator Jose Rodriguez hosted his first town hall meeting since the end of the regular legislative session earlier today.
     He discussed key pieces of legislation that could potentially affect the borderland.
 some of those pieces of legislation senator Rodriguez talked about included items that didn’t go through like SB4 and the bathroom bill, but some of the issues that mattered most to El Pasoans at todays town hall included healthcare, education and the environment.
Rodriguez talked to a crowd of about 50 today at El Paso Community College’s Valle Verde campus.
     Some of the topics of discussion at todays town hall meeting? ” It ranged from the environment to healthcare to education to disability rights of our disabilities community we talked about the universities so i was very pleased with the interest that was expressed in el paso and the wide range of issues here,” Rodriguez said.
     This was the first time constituents were able to talk to him since the end of the regular legislative session that ended in late may.
     Now going into the special session on July 18th something Rodriguez has has been opposed to, he said he is prepared to represent his community as best he can and even proposing new bills. “Why are we wasting time on a bathroom bill why are we wasting time on school vouchers why don’t we spend time on school finance and more money for public education why don’t we spend time at opening more access to health care needs of Texans why don’t we spend more time on raising the minimum wage and providing job opportunities for people those are the things that matter,” Rodriguez said.

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