Senator Ellis's 2009 Press Releases

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Icon: Press ReleaseNovember 23, 2009
Senator Ellis to Conduct Health Care Tele-Town Hall

Icon: Press ReleaseNovember 11, 2009
Statement of Sen. Rodney Ellis on Veterans Day and the Commissioners Court Approval of the Harris County Veterans Court Program

VideoNovember 10, 2009
Press conference regarding the practices and procedures of the Texas Forensic Science Commission

Icon: Press ReleaseOctober 27, 2009
State Senator Rodney Ellis Selected To National Coalition Of State Leaders On Energy & Climate Change

Icon: Press ReleaseOctober 13, 2009
Senator Ellis Lauds Passage of Health Care bill by US Senate Finance Committee

Icon: Press ReleaseOctober 13, 2009
Statement of Sen. Rodney Ellis on the First Meeting of the Tim Cole Advisory Panel on Wrongful Convictions

Icon: Press ReleaseOctober 5, 2009
AARP honors Texas Senator Rodney Ellis for his work on behalf of seniors

Icon: Press ReleaseSeptember 29, 2009
Harris County Commissioners OK Public Defender

Icon: Press ReleaseSeptember 8, 2009
Senator Ellis and Museum District Alliance Kick Off 13th Annual Museum District Day

Icon: Press ReleaseAugust 22, 2009
Ellis, Rep. Hunter receive Freedom of Information award

Icon: Press ReleaseAugust 19, 2009
Ellis, HISD Trustee Harris to Host Top 10% Forums

Icon: Press ReleaseAugust 19, 2009
Ellis and Comptroller Combs Kick-Off the Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

Icon: Press ReleaseAugust 7, 2009
Senator Ellis Responds to Sonnier Exoneration

Icon: Press ReleaseJuly 17, 2009
Senator Ellis' Letter to Governor Perry urging him to call a special session to address unemployment insurance.

Icon: Press ReleaseJuly 16, 2009
Innocence Project releases study: Eyewitness ID reforms needed

Icon: Press ReleaseJuly 14, 2009
Senator Rodney Ellis requests opinion on Governor's power to grant posthumous pardons from Attorney General

Icon: Press ReleaseJuly 8, 2009
Texas Legislative Council Memo: Governor Can Pardon Posthumously

Icon: Press ReleaseJuly 1, 2009
Legislators, Cole Family Call for Constitutional Amendment on Posthumous Pardons to be Added to Special Session Call

VideoJuly 1, 2009
Press conference regarding a proposed constitutional amendment relating to posthumous pardons.

Icon: Press ReleaseJune 26, 2009
Senator Rodney Ellis Praises US House for Passing Historic Clean Energy and Climate Change Bill

Icon: Press ReleaseJune 20, 2009
Senator Ellis Responds to Governor Perry's Vetoes

Icon: Press ReleaseJune 10, 2009
Ellis: Texas Must Stop Fossilized Thinking on Climate Change

VideoMay 29, 2009
Press conference regarding the recent exoneration of Jerry Lee Evans.

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 28, 2009
In Case You Missed It

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 22, 2009
Senate Passes Resolution Condemning Poll Tax

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 22, 2009
HB 498, Innocence Commission Passes Criminal Justice Committee

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 19, 2009
Statewide Smoking Ban Snuffed Out

VideoMay 19, 2009
Press conference regarding regarding SB 544, relating to the elimination of smoking in certain workplaces and public places.

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 19, 2009
Statement of Senator Rodney Ellis on Guns on Campus Bill

VideoMay 19, 2009
Press conference regarding the Memorial Day sales tax holiday.

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 13, 2009
Free Flow of Information Act Now Law

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 13, 2009
Free Flow of Information Act Now Law

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 11, 2009
Senate Health & Human Services Committee Passes Smoking Ban

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 11, 2009
Senate Passes Tim Cole Act to Improve Compensation for Wrongfully Convicted and Their Families

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 6, 2009
Routine HIV Screening Bill to be Heard

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 28, 2009
Senate Passes Free Flow of Information Act

VideoApril 28, 2009
"Smoke Free Texas" press conference regarding SB 544, relating to the elimination of smoking in all workplaces and public places.

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 22, 2009
Senate Passes Part of Ellis' Innocence Protection Package

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 16, 2009
Senate Passes Unemployment Insurance Reform

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 16, 2009
Ellis Calls on Governor Perry to Clarify Secession Remarks

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 8, 2009
Ellis' Annuities Regulation Plan Passes Senate

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 7, 2009
Senate Passes Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission Legislation

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 2, 2009
Ellis' Annuities Regulation Plan Passes Senate State Affairs

VideoMarch 31, 2009
Press conference regarding proposed legislation relating to prevention of wrongful convictions.

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 25, 2009
Statement of Senator Rodney Ellis on Unemployment Insurance Reform Efforts

VideoMarch 25, 2009
Regarding a new report from the Justice Project, Convicting the Innocent: Texas Justice Derailed, relating to wrongful convictions in Texas.

VideoMarch 19, 2009
Press conference regarding science curriculum in Texas schools and the SBOE

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 12, 2009
Senators Blast Perry for Rejecting $555 Million in Unemployment Aid

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 4, 2009
Senator Ellis Statement on Arrest Warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir

VideoMarch 3, 2009
Press conference urging Gov. Perry to accept all available economic stimulus funds

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 2, 2009
Senator Ellis and Representative Castro: Let's Do What Works for Teens

VideoMarch 2, 2009
Press conference regarding SB 515 / HB 741, relating to medically-accurate, age-appropriate sexual health education curriculum and instruction in public schools

Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 26, 2009
Senators Ellis, Lucio, Van de Putte, Representative Deshotel Urge Governor to Designate Unemployment Insurance Reform an Emergency

Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 24, 2009
Senator Ellis Comments on Pro-Life Lobby Day

VideoFebruary 24, 2009
Press conference regarding SB 1084 / SJR 31, relating to casino gaming

Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 23, 2009
Senator Ellis & Representative Rose File Legislation to Give Texans With Disabilities Greater Access to Community-Based Care

VideoFebruary 23, 2009
Press conference regarding SB 1060, relating to reforming the system of state schools for those with disabilities

Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 18, 2009
Ellis Fighting for a Greener, More Eco-Friendly Texas

VideoFebruary 18, 2009
Press conference regarding clean power, green job innovation, and the growth potential of green jobs in Texas

Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 17, 2009
Senator Ellis Files HIV Screening Bill

VideoFebruary 17, 2009
Press conference regarding SB 877, relating to routine testing for HIV and AIDS, and health benefit plan coverage of HIV and AIDS tests

Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 6, 2009
Senator Ellis Honors Official Exoneration of Tim Cole

Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 6, 2009
Senator Ellis: Cole Case Demonstrates Need for Major Justice Reforms

Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 27, 2009
Senators Ellis, Shapiro Announce Legislation to Create Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission

Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 27, 2009
Senator Ellis Praises Perry Call for $110 million Increase for TEXAS Grants

VideoJanuary 27, 2009
Press conference regarding SB 482, relating to the creation of the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission

VideoJanuary 26, 2009
Press conference regarding SB 119, relating to the implementation of a low-emission vehicle program

Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 9, 2009
Ellis Adds Green Energy Bills to Environment Package

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