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Monday, July 17th, 2017 @ 2:26PM

Important 2017 Election Dates

November 7, 2017 General Election: January 1, 2017 First Day to receive applications for Ballots by Mail September 22, 2017 Deadline to Mail Overseas and Military Ballots October 10, 2017 Last Day to Register to Vote in this Election October 23, 2017 First Day to Vote Early in this Election…

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Friday, July 14th, 2017 @ 2:29PM

85th Texas State Legislative Session Update

Major Legislation Budget for the next two years: $216 Billion Child Protective Services: Changes state foster care system to a “community-based care” model. Initially, case management in certain jurisdictions would be handled by contractors and not by state caseworkers. The community- based model would expand over time. Effective – September…

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Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 @ 6:09PM

UNT-Dallas College of Law Earns Provisional Accreditation Approval

On second attempt, UNT-Dallas College of Law Earns Provisional Accreditation Approval DALLAS – The announcement that the University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law has earned provisional approval for accreditation from the American Bar Association (ABA) is a fitting testament to the tenacity of visionary leaders who would…

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Sunday, May 28th, 2017 @ 6:06PM

Texas makes strides on officer and citizen safety

  Texas makes strides on officer and citizen safety AUSTIN – Two notable bills authored by State Senator Royce West (D-Dallas) cleared major legislative hurdles on the way to becoming law Saturday – May 27, 2017. Senate Bill 12 (SB12) will create a statewide grant program for the purchase of protective vests to…

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Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 @ 6:03PM

Senate approves bill to rescue Dallas Police & Fire pension plan

News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2017   Contact: Kelvin Bass 512-463-0123 Senate approves bill to rescue Dallas Police & Fire pension plan Senator West says agreement a must AUSTIN – Today, the Texas Senate by a vote of 30-0 approved its version of HB3158, a plan that by all accounts would…

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Thursday, May 11th, 2017 @ 6:01PM

Senator West says major progress made on Dallas Fire & Police Pension bill

News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 11, 2017 Contact: Kelvin Bass 512-463-0123 Senator West says major progress made on Dallas Fire & Police Pension bill AUSTIN – After months of negotiations at the Texas State Capitol during the 85th Session of the Texas Legislature, State Senator Royce West (D-Dallas) says that major…

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