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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, 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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Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 @ 1:50PM

Are You Ready to Vote? (Part II)

“Where is my new voter registration card?” Back in October, I wrote to inform constituents and Texas voters of the changes ahead due to the passage of SB14 that if enacted, will require a voter to present one of seven state-approved forms of photo identification to election officials to cast…

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