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Thursday, June 28th, 2012 @ 9:34PM

The Rights of Millions

This morning, the rights of millions of Americans to health insurance reforms and benefits were reaffirmed when the United States Supreme Court upheld President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, 5-4 (Chief Justice Roberts, Justices Breyer, Ginsb erg, Kagan, and Sotomayor in the majority; Justices Alito, Kennedy, Scalia, and Thomas in the…

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Thursday, June 28th, 2012 @ 1:59PM

The Affordable Care Act has been called a lot of things – now call it the law

DALLAS — Since its turbulent passage in 2010, the American Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been called a lot of things, including unconstitutional, a government takeover of healthcare and an unprecedented overreach, often tagged with the intended derisive label of Obamacare. But as of today, it can be called the law…

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Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 @ 5:38PM

Senate IGR hearing scheduled for UNT Dallas

Although the State of Texas has weathered the recent housing recession better than other states, we still have far too many families who have come face-to-face face with the possibility of foreclosure and the prospect of becoming homeless. As Chair of the Senate Intergovernmental Relations Committee, I have always sought…

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Monday, April 23rd, 2012 @ 8:05PM

Eggs & Issues on Education

You’ve been talking and I’ve been listening. You are invited to my next Eggs & Issues forum that will focus on Education set for Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Methodist Charlton Medical Center Auditorium located at 3500 West Wheatland Road, Dallas, Texas 75237….

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Thursday, March 1st, 2012 @ 1:52PM

Senator West chosen to study Texas’ system of school finance

DALLAS — State Senator Royce West (D-Dallas) has been selected by Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst to serve on the Joint Interim Committee to Study the Public School Finance System. The committee, consisting of members of the Texas Senate and Texas House of Representatives, will meet over coming months and make…

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Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 @ 7:47PM

Your thoughts on expanding health care insurance

Just had a group visit the office today about expanding access to health care insurance. What are your thoughts today?

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