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Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 @ 5:03PM

Senator West Issues Statement on 5th Circuit Ruling on Texas’ Voter ID Law

DALLAS — Today, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its third ruling in the case involving Senate Bill 14, the Texas Voter ID law first passed by the Texas Legislature in 2011. The Court ruled that the provisions of SB14 violate the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The following is…

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Friday, July 15th, 2016 @ 5:02PM

What All Motorists Need To Know!

DALLAS – Some months ago, in the aftermath of the events that would result in the untimely and needless death of Sandra Bland, my thoughts began to ponder the things that could be done to possibly prevent similar incidents from happening again. The wheels to this were placed in motion…

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Thursday, January 14th, 2016 @ 4:50PM

More Money Equals Better Roads for Southern Dallas County

DALLAS — Today, the Regional Transportation Council gave preliminary approval for $655.54 million in funding for the Southern Gateway Project that will add capacity to I-35E and U.S. Hwy.67, both major transportation arteries that serve Southern Dallas, Duncanville, Cedar Hill DeSoto and Lancaster. The project will completely rebuild I-35E from…

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Friday, October 4th, 2013 @ 7:04AM

Voting & Texas Politics

Earlier this month (Sept. 13), the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) issued notice that driver license offices across the state would begin temporary Saturday operating hours to issue Election Identification Certificates. Those locations include several in the Dallas Metro and Senate District 23 area. I encourage anyone who does…

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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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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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