The Texas Legislature adjourned Sine Die on June 1st, the final day of the 140 day legislative session. Sine Die is the Latin phrase meaning “without day”, and in the tradition of the legislature means “without assigning a day for a further meeting or hearing”.
“I think when the dust settles we will see that San Antonio, West Texas, and District 19 had a very productive legislative session.” said Uresti.
For the first time in 17 years, San Antonio and District 19 have a representative on the Senate Finance Committee. Having representation on Senate Finance better situates a community to have their needs made a priority.
“There is no better reflection of our state’s priorities than the budget. The investment to make Texas A&M—San Antonio a standalone four-year institution is transformational for the Southside and for South Texas.
“For the first time kids from San Antonio--Harlandale, McCollum, and even Lytle, Devine, Poteet, Pearsall, and Pleasanton can attend an A&M System school close to home. Securing this funding has the potential to improve the lives of entire families who have been priced out of a four-year degree.” said Uresti
Senator Uresti sustained his record of fighting for child abuse prevention programs and was instrumental in securing increases in child abuse prevention funding of $37 Million, for a total of $117.7 Million.
“I know that when Texas invests in prevention we save money, but more importantly--we save kid’s lives.” said Uresti.
“It’s been a productive session. Now I’m ready to get back to the district and catch up with my constituents, practice law, and most importantly--spend time with my family.” said Uresti.