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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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Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 @ 8:29PM

Growing Texas Will Strain Tight Budget Seams

AUSTIN – You as parents can all relate to this as well as I, a father, can also witness. It’s what happened every year as my offspring approached the start of a new season, let alone a new school year. The clothes I bought for them last summer, last fall,…

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Thursday, July 12th, 2012 @ 9:35PM

Unfinished Business

We have unfinished business in Dallas County. Do you know that early voting for the Dallas County Democratic Primary Election begins July 23, 2012 – July 27, 2012 (Monday – Friday) from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm. Let’s complete the job we started on May 29, and not leave our…

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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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