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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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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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Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 @ 4:33PM

Important 2016 Election Dates

November 8, 2016 Presidential Election January 1, 2016 First Day to receive applications for Ballots by Mail September 24, 2016 Deadline to Mail Overseas and Military Ballots October 10, 2016 Last Day to Register to Vote in this Election October 24, 2016 First Day to Vote Early in this Election…

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Friday, January 24th, 2014 @ 4:14PM

Endorsements – 2014 Primary Election

From the Desk of State Senator Royce West Endorsements – 2014 Primary Election 44th Civil District Court Bonnie Goldstein 101st Civil District Court Marty Lowy 204th Criminal District Court Tammy Kemp 255th Family Court Lori Hockett 265th Criminal District Court Anthony Eiland 282nd Criminal District Court Andy Chatham 283rd Criminal…

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Thursday, July 11th, 2013 @ 9:50PM

Statement From Senator West on Fisher V. University of Texas

In 2008, Abigail Fisher was rejected by the University of Texas at Austin when she applied for admission.  Fisher later sued the University of Texas (Fisher v. University of Texas), alleging that the university’s use of race in its admissions process violated the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. …

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