Cuts that cost in juvenile justice, the rising cost of raising a child, more families facing homelessness, and a new funding opportunity for home visitation programs are among the features in our round-up this week of the latest news and reports on children and policy in Texas. We also put a spotlight on one item in our agenda for the upcoming Texas Legislative session in 2011: closing a loophole in the law that today disproportionately hurts vulnerable families with young children.
As we mentioned in our newsletter
this week, our coalitions are hard at work putting the final touches on a 2011 agenda for children. Each month, our newsletter will feature one aspect of our legislative agenda and discuss how you can get involved. This month we examined the goal of closing a loop in regulations for payday lenders. (If you are not on our email list, you can get future newsletters by signing up here.)