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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 30th, 2012 @ 8:16PM

Hearing: Committee on Intergovernmental Relations Interim Charges

The Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations (IGR) chaired by State Senator Royce West (D – Dallas), will hold a public hearing on Thursday – May 3, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the campus of the University of North Texas at Dallas located at 7300 University Hills Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75241….

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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, April 5th, 2012 @ 1:57PM

Senator West seeks new approach in cases where deadly force is used

DALLAS — State Senator Royce West (D-Dallas) announced his intentions to file legislation that addresses the use of deadly force by armed citizens. This comes in the wake and controversy surrounding the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin by an armed neighborhood watch volunteer. The shooter claimed to have acted in self-defense,…

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Monday, March 12th, 2012 @ 1:56PM

Senator West applauds DOJ ruling denying Texas’ Voter ID law

DALLAS — Today, the Texas Secretary of State – Elections Division, received notice from the United States Department of Justice – Voting Rights Division (DOJ), that changes made to Texas elections laws that would require voters to show a state-approved form of photo identification to vote have been rejected. The notice…

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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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