Número Nueve: The Good and the Ugly
You all might remember my President’s Message from last November, in which I shared information with you about our legislative efforts related to pretrial release. Since then, both Senator John Whitmire and Representative Andrew Murr filed identical bills, and it is expected that they will be heard very soon in both chambers. In the past four months, as negotiations have taken place, the bill has morphed, sometimes favorably and sometimes not. TCDLA has had a seat at the table during these negotiations, and as a result, we have been able to insert favorable language and compromise positions on sections about which we do not agree.