The Texas Public Policy Foundation applauded the package of bipartisan criminal justice reform bills put forward by Speaker Dade Phelan and Speaker Pro-Tem Moody that improve public safety, address law enforcement training, and give opportunities to those who deserve them.

“The Speaker’s criminal justice package covers the gamut of incremental improvements that have been proposed during this legislative session,” Derek Cohen, Director of TPPF’s Right on Crime initiative. “From fixing our troubling bail system to improving reentry practices, the group of bills illustrates how putting public safety first and foremost is not only good policy, it also can lead to redemption and reintegration. Conservatives have been working on these issues for years and it is heartening seeing it culminate into such a solid offering. Speaker Phelan, Speaker Pro-Tem Moody, the bill authors, and the body are fully deserving of congratulations.”