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Thursday, July 11th, 2013 @ 12:31PM

Senator West Discusses Abortion Bill On FOX4

Texas Senate committee passes abortion bill; floor vote likely Friday Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

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Thursday, July 4th, 2013 @ 8:36PM

Celebrating 20 Years of Leadership, Empowerment and Opportunity

In May 1993, State Senator Royce West officially established the Senatorial District 23 Internship Program, an internship program through a partnership with Paul Quinn College and the Texas Veterans Land Board to help Paul Quinn College students with acquiring (paid) employment experience. He soon discovered that many students, not only…

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Monday, July 1st, 2013 @ 9:46PM

Texas Should Not Bully or Overreach On Women’s Health

AUSTIN – Arguments against big government, government take-overs and government’s intrusion into the private lives of its citizens obviously do not apply when it comes to state leader’s desire to trample the rights of Texas women over to access  healthcare. Gov. Rick Perry has called the Legislature back to the…

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Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 @ 8:21PM

Senator West Votes on Closure of Dawson State Jail

AUSTIN – Soon, a very important step will take place as it relates to how criminal justice will be administered in the State of Texas. Monday, the Senate Finance Committee followed the recommendations of a criminal justice workgroup that proposed the non-renewal of the contract with the Corrections Corporation of America…

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Monday, February 4th, 2013 @ 8:12PM

Statement from Senator West on Texas School Finance Ruling

AUSTIN – Judge Dietz’s ruling vindicates those who have long espoused that Texas’ Public School Finance System fails to meet the constitutionally mandated “general diffusion of knowledge” standard in providing to the students of Texas, an efficient system of public schools. This is because the system is poorly funded and…

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Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 @ 7:37PM

What Is A State Without Its People?

There were many positives to be found within Gov. Rick Perry’s message during today’s State of the State Address, and I agree that the economic outlook for Texas is as strong as ever. For example, I agree that Texas should invest in the infrastructure needs of a state that attracts…

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