Senator Ellis's 2007 Press Releases

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Icon: Press ReleaseDecember 3, 2007
Ellis calls on Texas Lottery Commission to look at contracts with smoky retailers

Icon: Press ReleaseOctober 3, 2007
Statement of Senator Rodney Ellis Concerning the Possible Exoneration of Ronnie Taylor

Icon: Press ReleaseSeptember 28, 2007
Ellis, Obama and the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies announce grant to engage the African American community on climate change

Icon: Press ReleaseSeptember 10, 2007
Senator Ellis Thanks Texas Retail Education Foundation for Supporting TEXAS Grants Program

VideoAugust 23, 2007
Press Conference regarding a proposal calling for a sales tax holiday expansion. Joined by Comptroller Susan Combs.

Icon: Press ReleaseAugust 23, 2007
Senator Ellis Joins Comptroller Combs and Texas Retailers Associations to Call for Expanded Sales Tax Holiday to Help Texans Save More

Icon: Press ReleaseAugust 22, 2007
MEDIA ADVISORY: Senator Ellis, Comptroller Susan Combs and Texas Retailers Association to announce new sales tax holiday expansion plans

Icon: Press ReleaseAugust 21, 2007
Ellis joins Children's Defense Fund, Advocacy Groups, and Local Legislators to Launch Campaign to Enroll Every Eligible Houston Child in CHIP

Icon: Press ReleaseAugust 16, 2007
Ellis, author of tax- free holiday law, reminds Texas families to shop and save this weekend

Icon: Press ReleaseAugust 3, 2007
Senator Ellis Encourages Texans to Take Advantage of Sales Tax Holiday

Icon: Press ReleaseJuly 30, 2007
MEDIA ADVISORY: Houston Legislators and Macy's Announce Back to School Tax Free Weekend moved to Third Weekend in August; Backpacks to be added to list of tax-free items

Icon: Press ReleaseJuly 24, 2007
Statement from Senator Rodney Ellis in response to recent reports of the shortage of B on time funding

Icon: Press ReleaseJuly 18, 2007
MEDIA ADVISORY

Icon: Press ReleaseJuly 11, 2007
Statement by Senator Ellis on the Death of Lady Bird Johnson

Icon: Press ReleaseJune 21, 2007
Senator Ellis joins Governor Perry at Sudan Sanctions Bill Signing

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 24, 2007
Statewide Smoking Ban Snuffed Out

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 24, 2007
Final Bell Tolls for Free Flow of Information Act

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 21, 2007
Statement of Senator Ellis on Death of Free Flow of Information Act

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 15, 2007
Free Flow of Information Act Passes House Committee

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 15, 2007
House Passes Historic Sudan Sanctions Legislation

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 9, 2007
Senate Passes Ellis/West TSU reorganization bill

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 8, 2007
Ellis Drug Crime Prevention Bill Passes House Corrections Committee

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 7, 2007
Senate Finance Committee Passes Ellis/West TSU Reorganization Bill

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 7, 2007
Ellis Legislation to Increase Compensation for Wrongfully Imprisoned Approved by House Corrections Committee

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 1, 2007
Free Flow of Information Act Passes Senate

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 27, 2007
SB 2039 & HB 4130 would strengthen Texas Southern University

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 26, 2007
Senate Approves Military Death Benefit Boost

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 24, 2007
Statement of Senator Ellis on Plan to Allow Death Penalty for Sexual Abuse of Children

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 24, 2007
Senate Passes Ellis Bill to Create Texas Innocence Commission

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 19, 2007
Senate Passes Ellis Legislation to Boost Compensation of Wrongfully Convicted

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 16, 2007
Texas Lawmakers Call for Greater State Oversight of Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 12, 2007
Ellis Questions Spending Priorities in Texas Budget

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 11, 2007
Free Flow of Information Act Passes Senate Committee

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 10, 2007
Ellis, Scheck Urge Action on Vital Criminal Justice Reforms

VideoApril 10, 2007
Press Conference Regarding SB 262 and SB 263, relating to review of wrongful convictions and compensation for victims. Joined by Innocence Project Co-Director Barry Scheck and four DNA exonerees.

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 3, 2007
Ellis: Supreme Court Global Warming Ruling Must Spur Texas to Act

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 26, 2007
Statement from Senator Ellis on the TSU Advisory Committee Recommendations

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 20, 2007
Senate Passes Historic Sudan Sanctions Legislation

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 14, 2007
Ellis: I have the votes to kill Voter I.D. Bill

VideoMarch 14, 2007
Press Conference on Efforts to Defeat Restrictive Voter ID Bills

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 13, 2007
Senators Ellis, Civil and Voting Rights Advocates to Hold Press Conference on Voter ID Bills

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 13, 2007
Ellis Files Legislation To Fully-Fund TEXAS Grants

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 8, 2007
Ellis, Carona File Casino Gaming Plan

VideoMarch 8, 2007
Press Conference on SB 1359, relating to Casino Gaming

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 7, 2007
Senators Ellis, Carona to hold Casino Gaming Press Conference

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 5, 2007
Senator Ellis to honor Ethiopian President Girma Wolde-Giorgis on Senate Floor

Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 28, 2007
Senator Ellis comments on Texas Restaurant Association's endorsement of statewide smoking ban

Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 26, 2007
Statement of Senator Ellis on TXU Decision to Halt Plants

Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 26, 2007
Senator Ellis, Senate to honor Anthony Robinson

Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 22, 2007
Statement of Senator Ellis on Texas Southern University Advisory Council Meeting

Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 20, 2007
Senator Ellis comments on Texas Restaurant Association's endorsement of statewide smoking ban

Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 20, 2007
Ellis, Senate Honors Vince Young

Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 20, 2007
Ellis Praises Chief Justice Jefferson's Call for a Texas Innocence Commission

Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 1, 2007
Statement of Senator Ellis on Perry Plan on Higher Education

Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 31, 2007
Ellis Files Legislation to Institute Statewide Workplace Smoking Ban

VideoJanuary 31, 2007
Press Conference on a State-wide Smoking Ban

Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 30, 2007
Senator Ellis, Health Care Coalition to Hold Press Conference on Statewide Smoking Ban

Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 24, 2007
Bi-Partisan Group of Senators, Representatives Announce Sudan Sanctions Legislation

VideoJanuary 24, 2007
Press Conference on Sudan Sanctions Legislation

Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 23, 2007
Senator Ellis, Commissioner Williams, Rep. Van Arsdale to hold press conference on Sudan Sanctions Legislation

Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 22, 2007
Ellis Files Legislation to Create Texas Innocence Commission, Boost Compensation of Wrongly Convicted

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