Representative Dustin Burrows Says Health Care Costs Will Be Priority In 85th Texas Legislature [INTERVIEW]
Monday on The Chad Hasty Show, Texas House District 83 Representative Dustin Burrows joined Chad in the KFYO studio to talk about the upcoming 85th Texas Legislature, and many of the issues on tap for the state.
Burrows and Hasty discussed what items will be main priorities in the legislature, as well as what Burrows' own priorities are for this session. Up front will be reforms for both Child Protective Services (CPS) and mental health care, as well as the price of health care, which is rapidly increasing costs above many people's budgets. "Whether it's pharmaceuticals or medical devices or just health insurance, it has become un-affordable for the state [and] for individuals. I've got some great ideas, great bills put forward to try to address those," Burrows said.
Burrows and Hasty also discussed weapons carry issues, including the removal of fees for permits, as well as the issues of "campus carry" and "constitutional carry".
About the bill Burrows has filed that removes state fees for LTC (License To Carry handguns) permits, Burrows said,
"It's got a real opportunity this session. I've talked to the NRA (National Rifle Association), the TSRA (Texas State Rifle Association), some other gun groups [that have] said this is really important, that we just get rid of the fees."
Also in the discussion were the misuse of SNAP (Texas' Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), and the ever-controversial topic of genders and bathroom use.
Listen to the entire interview with Representative Dustin Burrows in the video above.