Senator Ellis's 2011 Press Releases

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Icon: Press ReleaseDecember 20, 2011
Senator Ellis Responds to Morton Exoneration

Icon: Press ReleaseDecember 8, 2011
Senators Ellis and Davis Request AG Opinion on Tax Break Request That Could Cost Texas Schools Hundreds of Millions

Icon: Press ReleaseNovember 17, 2011
Senator Rodney Ellis Responds to DOJ Letter to Texas SOS on Voter ID Law

Icon: Press ReleaseNovember 10, 2011
Motor Vehicles Board Approves Buffalo Soldiers License Plate

Icon: Press ReleaseNovember 10, 2011
Motor Vehicles Board Votes Down Controversial Confederate License Plate

Icon: Press ReleaseNovember 9, 2011
State Senator Rodney Ellis, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, NAACP President Gary Bledsoe, and other elected officials to hold press conference following vote on Confederate license plate

Icon: Press ReleaseOctober 31, 2011
Ellis Concerned with Harris County Election Procedures

Icon: Press ReleaseOctober 27, 2011
Ellis Asks for Secretary of State for Data on Voter ID

Icon: Press ReleaseOctober 26, 2011
Ellis Statement on Confederate Battle Flag Plate Developments

Icon: Press ReleaseOctober 24, 2011
Ellis Statement on State Farm Windstorm Controversy

Icon: Press ReleaseOctober 20, 2011
Ellis Statement on the Death of Muammar Gaddafi

Icon: Press ReleaseOctober 14, 2011
Ellis, Buffalo Soldiers Urge Patterson to Stop Inflammatory, Insensitive, Inaccurate Rhetoric in Push to Create Confederate Battle Plate License Plates

Icon: Press ReleaseOctober 13, 2011
Move to Quash Morton Investigation Raises Serious Questions

Icon: Press ReleaseOctober 10, 2010
Ellis Asks State Officials for Answers on Racially-Offensive Place Names

Icon: Press ReleaseSeptember 21, 2011
Ellis Statement on Execution of Lawrence Brewer

Icon: Press ReleaseSeptember 15, 2011
Ellis Praises U.S. Supreme Court Intervention in Duane Buck Case

Icon: Press ReleaseSeptember 15, 2011
Ellis Urges Perry to Intervene in Duane Buck Case

Icon: Press ReleaseAugust 31, 2011
Hundreds of New Laws Effective 9/1/11

Icon: Press ReleaseAugust 11, 2011
Ellis and Hernandez Luna Kick-Off the Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

Icon: Press ReleaseJuly 29, 2011
Ellis Statement on AG Opinion on Scope of Forensic Science Commission Authority

Icon: Press ReleaseJuly 7, 2011
Ellis Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Leal Execution

Icon: Press ReleaseJune 30, 2011
Ellis Statement on Anthony Graves Compensation

Icon: Press ReleaseJune 14, 2011
Statement: Ellis on Senate Passage of Sanctuary Cities Bill

Icon: Press ReleaseJune 13, 2011
Ellis Files Plan to Scrub, Sunset and Repeal Scores of Tax Breaks

Icon: Press ReleaseJune 8, 2011
Ellis, Davis, Lucio File Legislation to Enact Responsible Budget Roadmap

Icon: Press ReleaseJune 3, 2011
Ellis: SB 1 Crushes Texas Schools, Creates More Deficits in 2013

Icon: Press ReleaseJune 1, 2011
Ellis Outlines More Responsible Budget Roadmap

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 31, 2011
Ellis: "We Have Another Chance to Get it Right"

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 28, 2011
Ellis Statement on Passage of 2012-13 Budget

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 26, 2011
Statement of Senator Rodney Ellis on Smoking Ban

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 26, 2011
Ellis: Budget is Terrible for Texas' Present & Future

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 25, 2011
Tier One Bill Passes Senate

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 21, 2011
Ellis Amends TDI Sunset Bill to Help Texas Children Access Health Insurance

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 21, 2011
Comprehensive Exoneree Reform Plan Headed to Governor

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 20, 2011
Education Funding Billions Short of What is Needed and What Texas Promised

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 20, 2011
Ellis: Texas Creating Perpetual Deficit Machine

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 20, 2011
Legislation to Expand Access to Post-Conviction DNA Sent to the Governor

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 18, 2011
Senate Passes Comprehensive Exoneree Reform Plan

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 18, 2011
Senate Passes Texas Citizen Participation Act

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 18, 2011
Eyewitness Identification Reform Passes Senate

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 16, 2011
Senate Votes Against Helping Texas Families

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 13, 2011
Pastor Samuel B. Kyles to Give Senate Invocation Today

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 12, 2011
Senate State Affairs Committee Passes Texas Citizen Participation Act

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 12, 2011
Ellis: Redistricting Map Doesn't Pass the Smell Test

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 10, 2011
Ellis, Exonerees Urge Quick Legislative Action on Criminal Justice Reforms

VideoMay 10, 2011
Press conference urging prompt legislative action on criminal justice reform bills

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 9, 2011
Senate Finance Votes to Keep Wasteful Tax Breaks

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 9, 2011
Senate Refuses to Accept Responsibility and Regulate College Tuition

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 9, 2011
Exonerees, Ellis to Hold Press Conference Urging Quick Action on Justice Bills

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 3, 2011
Ellis: This Budget is Not Worthy of Texas

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 2, 2011
Senate Passes Apollo Early Start Plan

Icon: Press ReleaseMay 2, 2011
Senate Finance Debates Ellis Plan to Scrub, Sunset and Repeal Scores of Tax Breaks

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 29, 2011
Ellis: We Can Balance the Budget More Responsibly

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 28, 2011
Ellis: Don't Steal Jury Pay, Fair Defense to Balance the Budget

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 26, 2011
Senate Education Committee Passes Apollo Early Start Plan

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 13, 2011
Senate Rejects Ellis Amendment to Sunset SBOE

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 12, 2011
Senate State Affairs Committee Passes Texas Citizen Participation Act

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 7, 2011
Ellis Statement on Initial Senate Rejection of Guns on Campus

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 6, 2011
Ellis: TEXAS Grant Changes Will Widen the Gaps in College Participation

Icon: Press ReleaseApril 6, 2011
Legislation to Expand Access to Post-Conviction DNA Passes Senate

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 31, 2011
Statement of Senator Rodney Ellis on SB 354: Guns on Campus

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 28, 2011
Ellis calls on Senate to Scrub, Sunset and Repeal Scores of Tax Breaks

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 21, 2011
Prior Approval on Insurance Rate Hikes, Post-Conviction DNA Legislation to be Debated Tomorrow

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 16, 2011
Eyewitness Identification Reform Passes Senate

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 8, 2011
Senate Health & Human Services Committee Passes Smoking Ban

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 3, 2011
Senator Ellis Files Casino Gaming Legislation

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 2, 2011
Ellis on Bradley Nomination: It's about performance, not politics or personality

Icon: Press ReleaseMarch 1, 2011
Ellis Legislation to Reform Eyewitness Identification Passes Criminal Justice Committee

Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 28, 2011
Ellis Urges Senate to Reject Bradley Nomination

Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 28, 2011
Ellis Legislation to Reform Eyewitness Identification to be Debated Tomorrow

Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 28, 2011
2nd Annual Indigent Defense Summit to be Held in Austin Tomorrow

VideoFebruary 24, 2011
Regarding SB 355, relating to an indoor workplace smoking ban.

Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 23, 2011
Statement of Senator Rodney Ellis on State of the Judiciary

Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 23, 2011
Senators Ellis, Van de Putte and Representative Castro: Let's Do What Works for Teens

Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 21, 2011
Texas Exonerees to Testify on Criminal Justice Recommendations

Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 8, 2011
Ellis Files Complete Streets Legislation

Icon: Press ReleaseFebruary 8, 2011
Statement of Senator Rodney Ellis on State of the State

VideoFebruary 01, 2011
Regarding a proposed indoor workplace smoking ban. Joined by Rep. Myra Crownover and others.

Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 26, 2011
Ellis Laments Passage of Overly-Restrictive Voter ID Law

Icon: Press ReleaseJanauary 21, 2011
Statement of Senator Rodney Ellis on Voter ID Vote

Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 18, 2011
Statement of Senator Rodney Ellis

Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 14, 2011
Ellis Files Smoke Free Texas Legislation

Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 11, 2011
Senator Ellis and Texas Exoneree Cornelius Dupree to Hold Media Availability

Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 7, 2011
Senator Ellis and Representative Turner Welcome Home Cornelius Dupree

Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 6, 2011
Senator Rodney Ellis Welcomes Home Cornelius Dupree, Celebrates his Innocence and Urges Legislature to Pass ID Reform Bill

Icon: Press ReleaseJanuary 4, 2011
DNA Testing Clears Man's Conviction in Dallas After He Served Thirty Years in Prison

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