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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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Monday, June 4th, 2012 @ 9:33PM

Texas Can Do Better

Please join me and the Senate Democratic Caucus for our workshop, “Texas Can Do Better” at the state convention. The workshop will be held on Friday, June 8th from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. This is a unique opportunity to spend two hours with the most senior elected Democratic leaders in…

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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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