Kids Caucus Holds Legislative Retreat to Discuss Issues, Priorities

This morning, representatives and senators with the General Assembly’s bipartisan Kids Caucus took an early look at several of the top legislative priorities we’re hoping to address when the Legislature gets back to work in January.

During our special out-of-session Legislative Retreat at the University of Delaware, the Kids Caucus received briefings from the Department of Justice and Kids Count*. We discussed plans to strengthen laws to protect kids online, continue to crack down on school bullying, and come down harder on criminals who sexually abuse children and try to use the internet to lure victims.

I thought today’s meeting was a great opportunity to hear about some of the most important issues facing Delaware kids and their families. Holding the retreat outside the busy legislative year allowed us to have a focused dialogue on these topics.

I and my Kids Caucus colleagues (including co-chairs Sen. Harris McDowell, Sen. Ernie Lopez and Rep. Mike Ramone) are looking forward to hearing more about the Attorney General’s proposals and developing legislative priorities for the upcoming session.

- Rep. Debra Heffernan, Kids Caucus co-chair

*Download the latest Kids Count report here.

View additional photos on our caucus Facebook page.