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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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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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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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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, September 25th, 2012 @ 6:48PM

OP-ED: Election time – It’s sooner than you think

OP-ED: Election time – It’s sooner than you think

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