About a quarter of Texas counties have two or fewer primary care doctors and pharmacists. What happens if they refuse service?
Articles by Laura Marie Thompson
The Texas Legislature passed at least 5 arguably unconstitutional bills this year, and the special session hasn’t even started.
The controversial measure passed into law last month violates the separation of church and state, legal experts say.
“We saw what happened whenever prisons were privatized,” the caseworker told the Observer.
“Denying [kids] access to things they need or forcing your culture on them at the expense of theirs is not in the best interest of the children,” one foster parent said.
The move prompted an impassioned speech on government transparency by one member and a brief golf viewing break for the rest.
Though they’re having trouble finding money for child welfare, Medicaid and schools, lawmakers found $653 million to fund a state border security plan.
Faith-Based Child Welfare Providers Threaten to Stop Services if ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill Doesn’t Pass
‘We're so busy fighting over social issues that we don't actually address abuse happening to children,’ one opponent of the bill said.
The proposal would also protect contractors who send children to parochial schools and deny abortion access to young women in their care.
Pressure from the governor to get CPS reforms passed quickly has hushed most criticism of the $279 million privatization plan.