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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, September 25th, 2015 @ 3:33PM

5th Circuit’s Ruling Another Chapter in Texas’ Voter ID Saga Texas Senate

The ruling by the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals marks a victory for many like myself who have said since 2011, that the Voter ID law passed by the Texas Legislature that year was discriminatory. In the struggle to ensure voting rights for poor, minority, elderly, young and next…

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Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 @ 3:38PM

What Part of This History Needs to be Preserved?

DALLAS — Texas made national headlines, ironically on of all days – June 19, when the United States Supreme Court upheld the unanimous, 2011 vote of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles to deny an application by the Texas Division – Sons of Confederate Veterans to have issued, a license…

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Saturday, June 20th, 2015 @ 3:35PM

Texas Approves Comprehensive Body Camera Law Senator West’s Bill Could Become National Model

DALLAS – Texas State Senator Royce West’s (D-Dallas) efforts have led to the passage of one of the most comprehensive pieces of body camera legislation in the nation into law. Senator West’s Senate Bill 158 establishes statewide policy on the use of body-worn cameras by law enforcement and provides a…

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Thursday, May 28th, 2015 @ 3:36PM

When Are We Going To Fix Our Schools?

One of my key responsibilities as a State Senator is to ask questions about the hundreds of new laws and proposed changes that pass through the Legislature each session to ensure that we will accomplish what is best for Texas. But when I come home and spend time with the…

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Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 @ 9:03AM

D23 Goes 2 Work

D23 Goes 2 Work is a joint effort between a number of community service providers and resources in the Dallas area. Our goal is to plug you in to local services to help you find the career you’re looking for. The Dallas area is full of exciting job opportunities. View…

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