The caucus will recommend proposed legislation to the full legislature.
It’s been tough to come up with solutions during the debate over the budget earlier this year, Rep. Patterson said.
“After consultation with colleagues on both sides of the aisle and from both chambers of the Statehouse, I decided the best path forward will take an effort that promotes reflective inquiry without the confining constraints of time,” he said in the release. “As our composition and interests grow, I foresee experts from around the state and nation advising and informing our group on a regular basis with respect to our pressing needs and concerns.”
Nine lawmakers have signed up for the caucus so far.
The first caucus meeting will be held in late October and will be open to the public.