Senator Ellis's 2001 Press Releases

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Icon: Press ReleaseAugust 10, 2001
Ellis Statement on Ratliff's Decision to Run for the Texas Senate

Icon: Press ReleaseAugust 2, 2001
Texas Gears Up for Third Sales Tax Holiday

Icon: Press ReleaseJuly 12, 2001
STATEMENT ON PASSING OF SENATOR TOM HAYWOOD

Icon: Press ReleaseJune 25, 2001
Senator Ellis Named One of Texas' Best Legislators

Icon: Press ReleaseJune 18, 2001
Senator Ellis' 77th Legislative Session a Major Success

Icon: StatementJune 17, 2001
Ellis Statement on Veto of Ban on Death Penalty of Mentally Retarded

Icon: StatementJune 14, 2001
Perry Signs Landmark Texas Fair Defense Act

Icon: Press ReleaseJune 7, 2001
Guest Column: Time for Leadership in the Wild, Wild West

Icon: Fact CheckJune 6, 2001
Fact Check: Mental Retardation Execution Ban Does Not Jeopardize Jury System

Icon: Fact CheckJune 6, 2001
Fact Check: Experts Agree: No Way to 'Fake' Mental Retardation

Icon: Press ReleaseJune 6, 2001
Senator Rodney Ellis Counters Opponents Claims, Renews Call for Governor Perry to Sign Bill to Ban Execution of Mentally Retarded

Icon: Media BroadcastJune 6, 2001
Press Conference on HB 236

Icon: Press ReleaseJune 5, 2001
Ellis Statement Following Announcement by Lieutenant Governor Bill Ratliff

Icon: Fact CheckJune 5, 2001
Fact Check: Overwhelming Support for Banning Execution of Mentally Retarded

Icon: Press ReleaseJune 4, 2001
Supreme Court Rules Texas Death Penalty Instructions on Mental Retardation Unconstitutional

Icon: Fact CheckJune 4, 2001
Fact Check: Supreme Court says Texas Jury Instructions Unconstitutional

Icon: Fact CheckMay 30, 2001
Fact Check: Mentally Retarded Offenders Executed in Texas

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 29, 2001
Senator Ellis' 77th Legislative Session a Major Success

Icon: Fact CheckMay 29, 2001
Fact Check: 'Bush Plan' to Ban Execution of Mentally Retarded Received Overwhelming Republican Support in Florida and Texas

Icon: Media BroadcastMay 28, 2001
Press Conference on SB 236

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 28, 2001
Legislators Urge Perry to Sign Bill to Ban Execution of Mentally Retarded

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 27, 2001
Legislation to Compensate Wrongfully Imprisoned Sent to Governor

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 26, 2001
Madden, Ellis bill to Streamline Motor Voter Act Sent to Governor

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 26, 2001
Legislation to Ban Execution of Mentally Retarded Sent to Governor

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 24, 2001
Landmark Texas Fair Defense Act Sent to the Governor

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 24, 2001
Senate Approves 2002-03 Budget

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 23, 2001
Ellis, Hinojosa Announce Breakthrough on Plan to Ban Execution of Mentally Retarded

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 22, 2001
Conference Committee Approves 2002-03 Budget

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 17, 2001
Eagle Forum Criticism of Senator Staples Ill-informed

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 17, 2001
Final House Passage of Texas Fair Defense Act

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 16, 2001
Texas Senate Approves Ban on Death Penalty for Mentally Retarded

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 16, 2001
Conference Committee Looks For Cuts

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 15, 2001
Conference Committee Triples Funding for TEXAS Grant Program

Icon: Media BroadcastMay 15, 2001
Press Conference on Execution of the Mentally Retarded

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 11, 2001
Byrd Act Signed By Governor

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 8, 2001
Senate Committee Votes to Ban Death Penalty for Mentally Retarded

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 7, 2001
Senate Passes Byrd Act

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 7, 2001
Statement On Teacher's Health Insurance

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 4, 2001
Revised Statement on the James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Act

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 3, 2001
Statement on Revenue Estimates

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 2, 2001
James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Act Clears Senate Committee

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 23, 2001
House Creates Strong Safeguard Against Execution of the Mentally Retarded

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 23, 2001
House Takes Stand Against Hate, Passes James Byrd, Jr. Act

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 17, 2001
Senate Stands Up For Wrongfully Imprisoned

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 11, 2001
Senate Passes Ellis' "Crime Doesn't Pay" Legislation

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 10, 2001
Senate Passes Texas Fair Defense Act

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 9, 2001
Bipartisan Coalition Backs Plan to Reorganize Medicaid Program

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 2, 2001
Texas Senate Passes Ellis High Tech Education Plan

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 28, 2001
Texas Senate Approves 2002-03 Budget

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 26, 2001
Senate Finance Committee Approves Budget

Icon: Media BroadcastMarch 28, 2001
Press Conference On SB 1

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 16, 2001
Guest Column: Texas Must Do More To Open Doors To College

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 15, 2001
Senate Finance Committee Delivers $787 Million Pay Raise To State Employees

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 14, 2001
Ellis Praises Appointment Of First African American To Texas Supreme Court

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 14, 2001
Senator Ellis Delivers On Promise To Dramatically Expand The TEXAS Grant Program

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 5, 2001
Chairman Ellis, Chairman Junell Urge Adoption Of Total Return Plan

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 1, 2001
Senate Finance Committee Passes Ellis Plan To Boost Research Funding For Texas Universities

Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 28, 2001
Ellis Education Initiatives Move Forward

Icon: Media BroadcastFebruary 22, 2001
Barbara Jordan "One Voice" Reading By Fran Dorn

Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 22, 2001
Ellis, Staples and Talton Introduce "Crime Doesn't Pay" Legislation

Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 19, 2001
Statement Of Senator Rodney Ellis On Senate Passage Of SB 3

Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 14, 2001
Bipartisan Coalition Unveils Texas Fair Defense Act

Icon: Media BroadcastFebruary 14, 2001
"Indigent Criminal Defence Bill" Press Conference.

Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 7, 2001
James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Act Clears Major Hurdle

Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 6, 2001
Statement Of Senator Rodney Ellis On Phone Tax Legislation

Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 5, 2001
Senator Ellis Files Legislation To Improve Compensation For The Wrongfully-Imprisoned

Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 5, 2001
Statement Of Senator Rodney Ellis On DNA Legislation

Icon: Media BroadcastJanuary 31, 2001
State Employee Pay Press Conference

Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 31, 2001
Senate Finance Committee Works To Address State Employee Concerns

Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 30, 2001
Statement Of Senator Rodney Ellis On Mobility Fund

Icon: Media BroadcastJanuary 17, 2001
DNA and Post Conviction Press Conference

Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 16, 2001
Statement Of Senator Ellis On Governor Perry's Budget Priorities

Icon: Media BroadcastJanuary 10, 2001
Senator Rodney Ellis and Representative Rob Junell Press Conference Unveiling General Appropriations Bill

Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 4, 2001
Statement Of Senator Ellis On Border Issues

Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 4, 2001
Statement Of Senator Ellis On State Comptroller's Revenue Estimates

Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 4, 2001
Senator Ellis Selected Chair Of Senate Finance Committee

Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 3, 2001
Governor Perry, Senator Ellis Call For Dramatic Increase Of TEXAS Grants

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