Texas Senate News Archives — 2005
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November 17, 2005
Finance Committee Considers Cost of Hurricanes
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August 19, 2005
Session Ends with No Resolution on School Finance Reform
August 17, 2005
Dewhurst Expresses Disappointment over Lack of School Finance Reform
August 10, 2005
Senate Approves New Education Bill
August 4, 2005
Senate Education Committee Passes New School Reform Bill
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July 29, 2005
Senate Has New Plan for Education Reform
July 25, 2005
Senate Will Wait on Education Reform Bill
July 21, 2005
Dewhurst and Craddick Look Ahead to Upcoming Special Session
July 19, 2005
Senate Passes Education Appropriations
July 18, 2005
Senate Votes to Increase Homestead Exemption
July 8, 2005
Finance Committee Approves Tax Reform Package
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June 30, 2005
Senate Approves Education Reform Plan
June 29, 2005
Senate to Take up Education Reform Bill Thursday
June 28, 2005
New Law Enhances Penalties For Providing Alcohol to Minors
June 27, 2005
Judicial Pay Raise, Telecom Deregulation, Water Bills Before Senate Committees
June 22, 2005
Education Committee Takes up Education Reform Bill
June 21, 2005
Legislature Kicks Off Special Session on Public School Finance Reform
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May 31, 2005
State Leaders Recap Session
May 30, 2005
Senate Adjourns Sine Die
May 29, 2005
Negotiations Stall on Education Reform Plan
May 28, 2005
Senate Vows to Continue Negotiations on Education Finance Reform Bills
May 27, 2005
Week in Pictures
May 27, 2005
Week in Review: Legislature Agrees on Protective Services Reform Package
May 26, 2005
Legislature Continues Work on Revenue Bill
May 25, 2005
Senate Passes Supplemental Revenue Bill
May 24, 2005
Telecom Bill, Probation Reform Pass Senate
May 23, 2005
Senate Conferees, Lt. Governor, Governor Meet on School Reform Bill
May 21, 2005
Week in Review: Transportation Omnibus Bill, Marriage-Definition Act Pass Senate
May 21, 2005
Week in Pictures
May 19, 2005
Dewhurst Weighs in on Budget
May 18, 2005
Senate Passes Parental Consent Bill
May 17, 2005
Senate Tentatively Approves Teacher Retirement System Omnibus Bill
May 16, 2005
Senate Votes for Institute to Compile Racial Profiling Data
May 13, 2005
Week in Pictures
May 13, 2005
Week in Review: Education Finance Reform Heads to Conference Committee
May 12, 2005
Senate Approves Education Reform Plan
May 11, 2005
Senate Passes Comprehensive Tax Reform Plan
May 9, 2005
Senate Votes to Continue Texas Education Agency
May 6, 2005
Week in Review: Senate Finance Committee Passes Tax Structure Reform Bill
May 6, 2005
Week in Pictures
May 5, 2005
Finance Committee Considers Amendments to Tax Plan
May 4, 2005
Senate Bills Would Expand Radioactive Waste Fees, Update Insanity Plea Procedures
May 3, 2005
Senate Passes Bill to Review College Improvement Initiatives, Tuition De-Regulation
May 2, 2005
Finance Committee Considers Tax Reform Measure
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April 29, 2005
Week in Review: Senate Passes Water Management, Asbestos Lawsuit Reform Bills
April 29, 2005
Week in Pictures
April 28, 2005
Senate Committees Continue Work on School Finance Reform
April 27, 2005
Senate Unanimously Passes Asbestos Lawsuit Reform
April 26, 2005
Senate Approves Athlete Health, Wrongful Imprisonment Compensation Measures
April 25, 2005
Education Committee Lays out Committee Substitute to House Education Reform Bill
April 22, 2005
Week in Pictures
April 22, 2005
: Committees Approve Asbestos Tort Reform, Water Management Bills
April 21, 2005
Committee Passes Broadband Expansion Measure
April 20, 2005
Senate Passes Prison Diversion Pilot Program
April 19, 2005
Senate Passes Homeland Security Omnibus Bill
April 18, 2005
Dewhurst Updates Senate Progress on Education, Property Tax Reform.
April 15, 2005
Week in Pictures
April 14, 2005
Senate Focuses on Criminal Justice Issue
April 13, 2005
Senate Addresses Civil Damages, Filing Deadlines
April 12, 2005
Fraser Calls for Additional Top-Tier Public University in Central Texas
April 11, 2005
Senate Passes Measure to Protect Soldiers From Predatory Lenders
April 9, 2005
Florence Shapiro Honored as Governor For a Day
April 8, 2005
Week in Pictures
April 7, 2005
Water Bill, Senate Plan for Education Reform Top Week's Action.
April 6, 2005
Senate Passes School Safety, Flat-Rate Tuition Bills
April 5, 2005
Education Committee Lays out Senate Education Reform Plan
April 4, 2005
Armbrister to File Comprehensive Water Management Bill
April 1, 2005
Week in Pictures
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March 31, 2005
Week in Review: Committees Tackle School Finance, Top Ten Percent Issues
March 30, 2005
Committee Considers Top Ten Percent Law
March 29, 2005
Senate Approves Wine Distribution by Mail; Reforms Gift Card Fees
March 24, 2005
Week in Pictures
March 23, 2005
Week in Review: Senate Unanimously Passes Appropriations Bill
March 22, 2005
Senate Addresses School Violence Issue
March 21, 2005
Finance Committee Completes Proposed Budget
March 18, 2005
Week in Pictures
March 17, 2005
Week in Review: Senate Passes Workers Comp Reform; Prepares For School Finance Issue
March 16, 2005
Lt. Governor, Senators Lay Out Agenda For School Finance Reform
March 15, 2005
Senate Passes Workers Compensation Reform
March 14, 2005
Senator Ellis Files Legislation to Improve State's Indigent Defense System
March 11, 2005
Week in Pictures
March 10, 2005
Week in Review: Senators Unveil Important Legislation; Workers Comp Reform On Its Way To Senate Floor
March 9, 2005
Janek to File Asbestos Lawsuit Abuse Legislation
March 8, 2005
Senate Honors Fallen Firefighters
March 7, 2005
State Affairs Committee Approves Workers Compensation Reform Bill
March 4, 2005
Week in Pictures
March 3, 2005
Week in Review: Protective Service Reform Passed by the Senate
March 2, 2005
Adult Child Protective Services Bill Close to Final Passage
March 1, 2005
Senators Praise Supreme Court Decision Outlawing Juvenile Executions
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February 28, 2005
Senate State Affairs Committee Continues Work on SB5
February 25, 2005
Week in Pictures
February 24, 2005
Week in Review: Protective Services Reform Bill Passes Committee
February 23, 2005
Chief Justice Delivers State Of The Judiciary Address
February 22, 2005
Health and Human Service Issues Top Day's Action
February 21, 2005
Workers Comp Bill Comes Before State Affairs Committee
February 18, 2005
Week in Pictures
February 17, 2005
Week in Review: Soldiers Honored By Senate; Renewable Energy, Prescription Medication Legislation Unveiled
February 16, 2005
Legislation Filed To Allow Texans to Purchase Medicine From Canada
February 15, 2005
Legislature Honors Soldiers; Fort Hood
February 14, 2005
Senate Honors Waco Mayor
February 11, 2005
Week in Review: Health and Human Services Takes Center Stage
February 9, 2005
Hinojosa Addresses Colonias; Senate Honors M D Anderson
February 8, 2005
Senate Education Committee Begins Hearings; President Of Madagascar Visits Senate Chamber
February 7, 2005
Finance Committee Considers Health and Human Services Budget
February 3, 2005
Week in Review: Senate Finance Committee Begins Work On State Budget
February 2, 2005
Lieutenant Governor, Senate Calls for DPS Pay Raise
February 1, 2005
Senate Finance Committee Continues Budget Process
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January 31, 2005
Legislative Budget Board Outlines Budget Bill Before Senate Finance Committee; Capitol Hosts High Tech Education Rorum
January 28, 2005
Week in Review: State of the State Highlights Weeks's Action
January 26, 2005
Governor Delivers State of the State Address
January 24, 2005
Senators Address Houston Crime Lab Crisis
January 13, 2005
Session Starts with a Bang: Senate Unveils Public School Finance Reform and Worker Comp Reform Plans
January 12, 2005
Lieutenant Governor, Senate Unveil New School Finance Plan
January 11, 2005
Senate Kicks Off 79th Legislative Session
January 10, 2005
Senator Rodney Ellis to File Bill Banning Credit Scoring
January 1, 2005
New Railroad Commissioner Sworn In
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