It was an emotional moment for Democratic state Sen. Holly Mitchell. For four years she’d been working to repeal a decades-old welfare rule that limits aid for children. This year’s $122 billion general fund budget finally funded her efforts. At a news conference Tuesday, she thanked advocates.
“You all make make me glad to be a policymaker today,” she said, choking up. “I said I wasn’t going to cry.”
Mitchell also took time to thank her colleagues in the Legislative Women’s Caucus for helping her push the policy forward. And she singled out one other person.