Springing Forward at the Texas Capitol
Spring has sprung at the Texas Capitol! The birds are chirping, the peach trees are blooming, and yours truly (Alex Canepa) is sweating buckets in a necktie. One thing we aren’t sweating is S.B. 776, a bill recently filed by state Senator Judith Zaffirini that would create a full-time position (known as an “ombudsman”) in the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. This person would be tasked with helping small farmers, ranchers, food businesses, and farmers markets navigate the byzantine world of permits, programs, and state agencies. Keep reading to learn more about why we support this bill.
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