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How Did Children Fare In The Last Texas Legislature?

Mandi Kimball of Children at Risk is pleased with the attention lawmakers gave children’s issues this past session.



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There are lots of ways to analyze the work lawmakers do – from political, or economic, or social perspectives. But Houston's Children at Risk explores how new laws impact kids across the state.

Most of us know the nonprofit for its annual rankings of Texas schools, but the organization also issues reports on a variety of things that impact Texas children. Recently, they reviewed the 2019 Texas Legislature and its impact on children here.

In the audio above, Mandi Kimball, the organization's director of public policy and government affairs, tells Houston Matters producer Brenda Ruiz she's pleased with the attention lawmakers gave children's issues this past session.

Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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