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Senator Judith Zaffirini: District 21

Press Room Archives

2017

11/15/2017 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Announces Nov. 30 Campaign Ethics Workshop

11/06/2017 HTM
Statement from Senator Judith Zaffirini Regarding the Mass Shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas (Updated, 3:15pm)

08/30/2017 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Announces 60 New Laws Take Effect Sept. 1

08/18/2017 HTM
Exceptional Students Receive Mr. South Texas Scholarship

08/13/2017 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Casts 60,000th Consecutive Vote

07/28/2017 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Named to Texas Access to Justice Commission

06/23/2017 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Wins Six Awards from National Federation of Press Women

06/01/2017 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Named "Best of the Legislature" by Capitol Inside

05/29/2017 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Passes 108 Bills During 2017 Legislative Session

05/19/2017 HTM
Texas Senate Passes Statewide Ban on Texting While Driving

05/09/2017 HTM
Texas Senate Passes Senator Zaffirini's Anti-Hazing Legislation

05/08/2017 HTM
Texas Senate Passes Legislation to Protect San Marcos River

05/05/2017 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Receives 31 Awards from Press Women of Texas

05/03/2017 HTM
Texas Senate Passes Senator Zaffirini's Bill Combating "Debtors' Prisons"

04/27/2017 HTM
Senate Confirms Appointments of Laredoans Galo, TreviƱo to State Boards

04/04/2017 HTM
Texas Senate Passes Senator Zaffirini's Bill Enhancing Court Security

03/10/2017 HTM
Bills filed to curb predatory wraparound mortgage scams

02/21/2017 HTM
Senator Judith Zaffirini Files WORD Legislation to Protect San Marcos River

02/20/2017 HTM
Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics Designates Lower San Marcos River a National "Hot Spot"

02/14/2017 HTM
Senator Zaffirini, Representative Price File Mental Health Parity Legislation

01/10/2017 HTM
Senator Judith Zaffirini Sworn In for New Term, Marks Opening of 85th Texas Legislative Session

2016

2015

11/25/2015 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Named Advocate of the Year by Access College Texas

11/23/2015 HTM
Senator Judith Zaffirini Receives J.C. Montgomery Child Safety Award

10/21/2015 HTM
Senator Judith Zaffirini Receives Legacy Award from San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

08/31/2015 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Announces 61 New Laws Effective Sept. 1

08/13/2015 HTM
Mr. South Texas Scholarship Awarded to 11 High-Achieving Students

08/13/2015 HTM
Statement of Senator Rodney Ellis and Senator Judith Zaffirini Regarding the Relocation of the Jefferson Davis Statue at UT-Austin

07/23/2015 HTM
OP-ED: Trump's Laredo Visit Should Be A Living Lesson

07/06/2015 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Named Communicator of Achievement by Press Women of Texas

06/24/2015 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Advances Higher Education Access, Affordability, Excellence During 2015 Legislative Session

06/19/2015 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Passes 102 Bills During 2015 Legislative Session, Breaking Record

05/12/2015 HTM
Texas Senate Passes Legislation to Protect the San Marcos River

05/07/2015 HTM
Texas Legislature Approves Bill Naming Atascosa County Highway in Honor of Trooper Terry Wayne Miller

05/06/2015 HTM
Texas Legislature Approves Bill Naming McMullen County Highway in honor of Game Warden James E. Daughtrey

04/22/2015 HTM
Texas Senate Approves Legislation Requiring Additional Training for College and University Governing Board Members

04/21/2015 HTM
Texas Senate Passes Legislation Shedding Light on Compensation for Court-Appointed Attorneys, Guardians

04/15/2015 HTM
OP-ED: Texas Should Pass Texting Ban During Distracted Driving Awareness Month

04/14/2015 HTM
Texas Senate Passes Senator Zaffirini's Contracting Reform Legislation

03/25/2015 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Welcomes Students from Mexico and Spain to Texas Capitol

03/17/2015 HTM
Senator Judith Zaffirini, Rep. John Cyrier Elected Chairs of Eagle Ford Shale Legislative Caucus

02/04/2015 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Welcomes Aggies, Longhorns to Texas Capitol

02/04/2015 VID
VIDEO: Press conference regarding Orange and Maroon Legislative Day 2015

01/28/2015 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Hosts WBCA and the City of Laredo at Texas Senate

01/22/2015 HTM
Senator Judith Zaffirini Applauds Gov. Abbott's Nominees to The UT System Board of Regents

2014

11/25/2014 HTM
Senator Judith Zaffirini Lauds Arrival of Crisis Mental Health Services for Nine Rural Counties

11/19/2014 HTM
Senator Judith Zaffirini Swears In Board Members of New Webb County-City of Laredo Regional Mobility Authority

11/17/2014 HTM
Senator Judith Zaffirini Celebrates Debut of New Oil and Gas Mobile Classroom at Costal Bend College

11/17/2014 HTM
Senator Judith Zaffirini Hosts Oil and Gas Regulation Open House

11/10/2014 HTM
Honoring veterans, today and every day

11/10/2014 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Pre-Files 31 Bills for 2015 Legislative Session

10/30/2014 HTM
Senator Judith Zaffirini Named Texas Oil & Gas Legislative Champion

10/10/2014 HTM
Senator Judith Zaffirini Attends Bee County Retired School Personnel Bruncheon

10/10/2014 HTM
Senator Judith Zaffirini Speaks to Seguin-Guadalupe County Retired Teachers

10/01/2014 HTM
Baylor College of Medicine Establishes Senator Judith Zaffirini Endowed Scholarship Fund to Support South Texas Medical Students

09/29/2014 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Reminds Texans of Oct. 6 Voter Registration Deadline

09/24/2014 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Encourages Constituents to Celebrate National Public Lands Day

08/29/2014 HTM
Dewhurst Appoints Zaffirini Co-Chair of Joint Oversight Committee on Higher Education Governance, Excellence, and Transparency

08/28/2014 HTM
Statement of Senator Judith Zaffirini Regarding the School Finance Ruling

08/19/2014 HTM
Mr. South Texas Scholarship Awarded to 11 High-Achieving Students

08/19/2014 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Announces Renovated Homes Available For Eligible Texas Veterans

08/14/2014 HTM
Senate Government Organization Committee Examines State Contracting Practices and Oversight

08/06/2014 HTM
Senator Judith Zaffirini Welcomes Operation Lone Star 2014 to South Texas

08/06/2014 HTM
Senator Judith Zaffirini Named to Senate Natural Resources Committee

07/29/2014 HTM
Statement of Senator Judith Zaffirini Regarding Admiral William H. McRaven

05/23/2014 HTM
Memorial Day Message: Our Heroes Died Too Soon

05/21/2014 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Captures 26 Awards in Press Women of Texas 2014 Communications Contest

05/19/2014 HTM
Senator Judith Zaffirini Named "Legislative Champion" by Texas Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs

05/12/2014 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Featured in 2014 Calendar By Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas

05/05/2014 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Inducted into National Alumni Hall of Fame By Boys and Girls Clubs of America

03/24/2014 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Urges Pipeline Safety in Texas

02/10/2014 HTM
Statement of Senator Judith Zaffirini Regarding the Resignation of UT Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa

02/04/2014 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Welcomes Students from Mexico and Spain to Texas Capitol

01/31/2014 HTM
O.J. Hale Sr. Honored With Reception, Senate Proclamation

01/29/2014 HTM
Media Advisory: Reception, Proclamation to Honor O.J. Hale Sr.

01/29/2014 HTM
Government Organization Committee Assigned Charges Relating to Reporting Practices, Contracting and Information Security

2013

11/14/2013 HTM
Central Texans Encouraged to Donate to Flood Recovery

10/15/2013 HTM
Senator Zaffirini: Additional $250 Million Proposed for Texas Highways in Energy-Producing Regions

10/08/2013 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Announces Mobile Election ID Stations Coming to Laredo, Bruni, Mirando City and Rio Bravo

09/24/2013 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Receives Mary Elizabeth Holdsworth Butt Award from Mental Health America of Texas

09/23/2013 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Named to Senate Select Committee on Transportation Funding

09/13/2013 HTM
Texans Speak Out at Regional Meeting Regarding TxDOT Proposal to Convert Roads to Gravel

09/03/2013 HTM
Eagle Ford Shale Legislative Caucus to Host Regional Meeting Regarding TxDOT Proposal to Convert Roads to Gravel

08/30/2013 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Promotes Texas Drought Photo Campaign

08/16/2013 HTM
11 Outstanding Students Receive Mr. South Texas Scholarships

06/04/2013 HTM
Senate Redistricting Committee to Hold Hearings

05/22/2013 HTM
Texas Senate Approves Funding for Shale Roads

05/17/2013 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Extends Unique Voting Record, Casts 50,000th Consecutive Vote

05/07/2013 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Recognizes Caldwell County Day at State Capitol

04/26/2013 HTM
Texas Senate Passes Senator Zaffirini's Legislation Improving State Contracting and Procurement

04/23/2013 HTM
Texas Senate Authorizes $2.4 Billion in Tuition Revenue Bonds for 60 Higher Ed Construction Projects

04/22/2013 HTM
Senate Finance Committee Considers Senator Zaffirini's Bill Providing Funding for Eagle Ford Shale Roads

04/15/2013 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Recognizes Live Oak, McMullen County Days at State Capitol

03/26/2013 HTM
New UTSA Economic Study, Water Issues Top Agenda for Eagle Ford Shale Legislative Caucus, House Energy Caucus

03/25/2013 HTM
Experts, Stakeholders to Discuss Eagle Ford Shale Economic Impact, Water Issues at Caucus Meeting

03/08/2013 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Receives Presidential Citation from The University of Texas at Austin

02/12/2013 HTM
Statement from Senator Judith Zaffirini Regarding the Death of Esther Buckley

02/06/2013 HTM
Experts Brief Eagle Ford Shale Legislative Caucus About Economic Impact

02/05/2013 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Welcomes Aggies, Longhorns to Texas Capitol

02/04/2013 HTM
Statement from Senator Judith Zaffirini Regarding School Finance Ruling

01/29/2013 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Hosts WBCA at Texas Senate

01/23/2013 HTM
Senator Judith Zaffirini Draws Four-Year Term in Post-Redistricting Lottery

01/22/2013 HTM
Senator Judith Zaffirini Reappointed to Key Committees

01/08/2013 HTM
Senator Judith Zaffirini Sworn In for New Term, Marks Beginning of 83rd Texas Legislative Session

2012

2011

11/28/2011 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Files For Re-Election In 2012

10/12/2011 HTM
Joint Oversight Committee On Higher Education Governance, Excellence And Transparency Launches Committee Website

09/15/2011 HTM
Joint Oversight Committee On Higher Education Governance, Excellence And Transparency Announces Agenda For First Hearing

09/15/2011 PDF
Joint Oversight Committee on Higher Education Governance, Excellence and Transparency - Hearing Agenda

08/31/2011 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Announces New Laws Effective Sept. 1

08/25/2011 HTM
Statement of Senator Judith Zaffirini Regarding Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa's Presentation to The University of Texas System Board of Regents

08/23/2011 HTM
Joint Oversight Committee On Higher Education Governance, Excellence And Transparency To Hold First Hearing

07/07/2011 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Casts 47,550th Consecutive Vote

07/06/2011 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Announces Funding for Live Oak County Airport

07/01/2011 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Announces Funding for Cotulla-La Salle County Airport

06/16/2011 HTM
Texas magazines honor Zaffirini with "10 Best" & "Lord's Work" Awards

06/15/2011 HTM
High-Achieving Students Awarded Mr. South Texas Scholarships by Senator Judith Zaffirini

05/30/2011 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Passes 79 Bills During 2011 Session

05/28/2011 HTM
Statement from Senator Judith Zaffirini Regarding Passage of the Budget

05/25/2011 HTM
Senate Passes Zaffirini Amendment Banning Texting While Driving

05/24/2011 HTM
Texas Senate Approves Zaffirini's Outcomes-Based Funding Bill

05/10/2011 HTM
Statement from Senator Judith Zaffirini Regarding the Retirement of Texas A&M University System Chancellor Dr. Mike McKinney

05/06/2011 HTM
Senate Passes Zaffirini Bill Creating the Texas Women Veterans Program

05/06/2011 HTM
Zaffirini Bill Establishes Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Challenge Scholarship

05/06/2011 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Wins 21 Awards From Press Women Of Texas

05/04/2011 HTM
Statement from Senator Judith Zaffirini Regarding the Senate Budget

05/03/2011 HTM
Statement from Senator Judith Zaffirini, Regarding Goals Outlined by UT System Board of Regents Chair Gene Powell

04/21/2011 HTM
Zaffirini Bill Expands Parent Access to Child Care Quality Information

04/14/2011 HTM
Zaffirini Bill Extends Health Coverage to Students Awarded Fellowships, Maximizes Research Funding

04/06/2011 HTM
Senate Votes for Zaffirini's Bill Reforming TEXAS Grants

04/05/2011 HTM
Texas Senate Passes Legislation Protecting Children with Food Allergies

03/31/2011 HTM
Texas Senate Passes Zaffirini's Bill Improving Academic Advising at Texas Colleges and Universities

03/30/2011 HTM
Texas Senate Passes Zaffirini's Bill Bringing For-Profit Institutions into Texas Higher Education Accountability System

03/30/2011 HTM
Texas Senate Passes Zaffirini's Bill Designating Veterans of the Korean War Memorial Highway

02/18/2011 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Announces 2010 Census Results for Senate District 21

02/02/2011 HTM
Dewhurst Reappoints Zaffirini Higher Education Chair

01/26/2011 HTM
Senator Judith Zaffirini Promotes 114th Washington's Birthday Celebration

01/25/2011 HTM
Senator Judith Zaffirini Reappointed to Senate Finance Committee

2010

2009

2008

11/10/2008 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Pre-Files 45 Bills for 2009 Legislative Session

10/31/2008 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Announces Counties Eligible for TxDOT Program

10/30/2008 HTM
Zaffirini: Despite 2008 Rains, South Texas Still Needs Permanent Water Solutions

10/29/2008 HTM
Zaffirini Opposes Risking State Pension Funds to Finance Toll Roads

10/27/2008 HTM
Symposium To Focus On Economic Implications Of Long-Term Care

10/16/2008 HTM
Senator Judith Zaffirini Highlights Impact of Hunting Season on South Texas

10/07/2008 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Announces More Than 1,000 Classrooms Awarded Texas School Ready Certification

10/06/2008 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Promotes Breast Cancer Awareness

10/01/2008 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Announces 2009 Legislative Scholars and Fellows Program

09/23/2008 HTM
Oct. 6 Is Deadline To Register For November Election

09/18/2008 HTM
Efforts to Improve State Schools Focus of Senate Hearing

09/16/2008 HTM
Health Community Leaders Testify Before Joint Senate Committees

08/29/2008 HTM
Statement from Senator Judith Zaffirini, Regarding Department of Justice Investigation of All Texas State Schools

08/19/2008 HTM
Economic Development, Taxes Revenue, Healthcare Coverage Focus of Senate Finance Committee

08/19/2008 HTM
Parents, Advocates, Experts Testify before Senate Education Committee

08/08/2008 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Announces Tax-Free Weekend

07/23/2008 HTM
University Leaders Testify before Senate Higher Ed Subcommittees

07/14/2008 HTM
Senator Judith Zaffirini Questions Proposed Expansion of Texas Integrated Eligibility Redesign System

06/25/2008 HTM
University Leaders Testify before Higher Ed Subcommittees

06/23/2008 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Announces Partnership for Veterans

05/01/2008 HTM
University of Texas Students From Mexico and Spain

04/23/2008 HTM
Education, Industry Leaders Testify Before Higher Education Subcommittees

02/15/2008 HTM
South Texas Food Bank, Senator Zaffirini to Highlight Childhood Hunger

02/05/2008 HTM
Senate Finance Committee Holds Joint Hearing with Senate Transportation Committee to Question TxDOT Shortfall

02/04/2008 HTM
Senate Higher Education Subcommittee Receives Interim Charges

02/02/2008 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Visits Women in Education Group

02/01/2008 HTM
Senator Judith Zaffirini to meet with Women's Education Group

01/08/2008 HTM
Senator Judith Zaffirini to be honored at Casa Amistad

2007

12/19/2007 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Announces $300,000 Grant for Taft High School

12/19/2007 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Announces $297,268 Grant for Somerset High School

11/05/2007 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Is Grand Marshal of Hebbronville Vaquero Festival Parade

10/29/2007 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Invites Local Educators, Public to Educational Excellence Conference in Laredo

10/29/2007 HTM
Senator Judith Zaffirini, Higher Education Leaders Conduct Telephone Town Hall Meeting with SD 21 Families

10/23/2007 HTM
Statement from Senator Judith Zaffirini Regarding the Community College Funding Consensus

10/19/2007 HTM
Senators Zaffirini, Lucio Announce Grant To Increase Employment Opportunities For Students With Disabilities

10/18/2007 HTM
Senator Judith Zaffirini to Attend Unveiling Ceremony Honoring Enrique "Kiki" Camarena in Zapata County

10/18/2007 HTM
Senator Zaffirini to Attend and Speak at the 2007 Wilson County Farm Bureau Convention and BBQ

10/17/2007 HTM
Senator Judith Zaffirini Announces Arts Grants

10/10/2007 HTM
Senator Judith Zaffirini Dedicates UTHSCSA-Laredo Campus Extension Academic Building

10/09/2007 HTM
Senator Judith Zaffirini to Dedicate New Academic Building at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio-Laredo Campus Extension

10/08/2007 HTM
Zaffirini Receives 2007 Communicator of the Year Award

10/03/2007 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Announces $1,159,400 for San Patricio County Schools

09/21/2007 HTM
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Senator Judith Zaffirini to Dedicate New Texas A&M International University Buildings and Recognize Scholarship Recipients

08/27/2007 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Visits Students During Zaffirini Elementary School's Opening Day

08/16/2007 HTM
Statement from Senator Judith Zaffirini Regarding the 2007 Sales Tax Holiday

08/15/2007 HTM
Laredo Awarded School Readiness Certifications

08/14/2007 HTM
Statement from Senator Judith Zaffirini Regarding Senate Higher Education Subcommittee Hearing

08/08/2007 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Announces $50,000 Grant for Lytle High School

08/08/2007 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Announces $50,000 Grant for Pettus High School

08/08/2007 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Announces $50,000 Grant for United South High School

08/08/2007 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Announces $50,000 Grant for East Central High School

08/08/2007 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Announces $50,000 Grant for Beeville High School

08/02/2007 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Announces $500,000 Grant for Rio Grande City CISD

08/02/2007 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Announces $177,184 Grant for San Diego ISD

08/02/2007 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Announces $40,000 Grant for United South High School

08/02/2007 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Announces $40,000 Grant for Mathis High School

08/02/2007 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Announces $40,000 Grant for LBJ High School

08/02/2007 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Announces $40,000 Grant for La Pryor High School

08/02/2007 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Announces $40,000 Grant for Carrizo Springs High School

08/02/2007 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Announces $40,000 Grant for A.C. Jones High School

08/02/2007 HTM
Senate Higher Education Subcommittee to Examine Health Insurance Funding for Community Colleges

07/31/2007 HTM
Senator Judith Zaffirini Welcomes Operation Lone Star 2007 to Laredo and South Texas

07/30/2007 HTM
Senator Judith Zaffirini Welcomes Operation Lone Star 2007 VIP Event

07/30/2007 HTM
Senator Zaffirini to Host UT Student Send-Off in Laredo

07/23/2007 HTM
Senator Zaffirini to Visit Bee County and Welcome Dr. Thomas Baynum to Coastal Bend College

07/20/2007 HTM
Governor Signs Seven Bills Passed by Senator Zaffirini

07/18/2007 HTM
OP-ED: Governor Perry's Veto of Community College Funding Makes Higher Education Less Accessible and Less Affordable for Many

07/13/2007 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Announces English Literacy and Civics Education Program Grant Awarded to Educational Service Center Region 20

07/11/2007 HTM
Statement from Senator Judith Zaffirini Regarding San Antonio's Texas Research Park Site Named Finalist for National Bio and Agro Defense Facility

07/10/2007 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Secures Funding for New Wind Turbine Research Center to be Located in San Patricio County

07/10/2007 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Secures Funding for New Wind Turbine Research Center to be Located in SD 21

07/03/2007 HTM
LCC joins statewide rally over governor's veto of community college funding

06/18/2007 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Announces English Literacy and Civics Education Program Grant Awarded to Rio Grande City Independent School District

06/18/2007 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Announces English Literacy and Civics Education Program Grant Awarded to Educational Service Center Region 1

06/18/2007 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Announces English Literacy and Civics Education Program Grant Awarded to Laredo Community College

06/12/2007 HTM
Senator Judith Zaffirini Announces Operation Lone Star 2007 to Provide Free Health Services for Laredo, South Texas

06/12/2007 HTM
Senator Zaffirini, state housing agency announce release of $97 million in homebuyer funds

06/11/2007 HTM
Press Conference Announcing Operation Lone Star 2007 to Provide Medical Services for Laredo, South Texas

06/11/2007 HTM
State housing agency to release $97 million for first time homebuyer initiative at June 12 event in Laredo

06/08/2007 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Passes 72 Bills During 2007 Session
· Attachment: List of 72 bills passed by Senator Judith Zaffirini during the 80th Legislative Session

05/30/2007 HTM
Zaffirini, Guillen Prioritize Health, Human Services, Education and Public Safety as Legislature Passes $153 Billion Budget

05/29/2007 HTM
Statement from Senator Judith Zaffirini Regarding the Implementation of Scooter's Bill

05/29/2007 HTM
Representatives King and Guillen, Senator Zaffirini Expand Higher Education Tuition Exemptions for Dependents of Volunteer Peace Officers

05/29/2007 HTM
Representatives Dukes and Coleman, Senator Zaffirini Enhance Eliminating Health Disparities

05/21/2007 HTM
Texas Organ Donor Registry Renamed the Glenda Dawson Donate Life-Texas Registry

05/18/2007 HTM
Zaffirini Receives Communication Awards

05/15/2007 HTM
New Law Provides Greater Access to State Resources for Film and Television Production Companies

05/15/2007 HTM
Texas Legislature Passes HB 741 by Zaffirini, King and Guillen to Expand Higher Education Tuition Exemptions for Dependents of Volunteer Peace Officers

05/15/2007 HTM
New Law Expedites Ad Valorem Tax Disputes in Local District Courts

05/11/2007 HTM
Corpus Legislative Delegation Leads Regional Effort to Fund Defense Grant Program

05/10/2007 HTM
New Law Allows Students With Disabilities to Participate in Graduation, Receive Attendance Certificates

05/09/2007 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Casts 35,000th Consecutive Vote

05/09/2007 HTM
Texas Legislature Passes SB 1500 by Senator Zaffirini to Establish the Glenda Dawson Donate Life-Texas Registry

05/09/2007 HTM
Statement from Senator Judith Zaffirini Regarding Student Loan Ethics Practices Legislation

05/08/2007 HTM
Legislation Targets Conflicts of Interest Between Student Lenders and Colleges

05/08/2007 HTM
Senate Passes SB 49 by Zaffirini to Establish Tax-Free Purchase Periods for College Textbooks

05/03/2007 HTM
Senate Finance Committee Approves SB 49 by Zaffirini to Establish Tax-Free Purchase Periods for College Textbooks

05/01/2007 HTM
Texas Senate Passes SB 769 by Zaffirini to Improve State Contracting Practices

04/27/2007 HTM
Senate Passes Zaffirini's Bill to Protect Against "Botnets," Cybercrimes

04/27/2007 HTM
Senate Passes SB 1234 by Zaffirini and Watson to Enhance Texas' Higher Education Master Plan

04/26/2007 HTM
Senator Zaffirini, The Arc of Texas Prioritize Reducing Health and Human Services Waiting Lists

04/25/2007 HTM
Statement from Senator Judith Zaffirini Regarding Storm Damage in South Texas

04/25/2007 HTM
Lt. Governor Dewhurst Appoints Senator Zaffirini to Appropriations Conference Committee

04/25/2007 HTM
Senate Passes Zaffirini's CSSB 1865 to Create a Lifespan Respite Care Pilot Program

04/25/2007 HTM
Senate Passes SB 1052 by Zaffirini to Provide Financial Incentives for Community College Students

04/23/2007 HTM
Senate Passes Zaffirini's Expansion of the Texas Early Education Model

04/23/2007 HTM
Senate Passes SB 120 by Zaffirini to Strengthen Laws Preventing Online Solicitation of Minors

04/23/2007 HTM
Senate Finance Committee Approves SB 769 by Zaffirini to Improve State Contracting Practices

04/20/2007 HTM
Senate Passes Senator Zaffirini's CSSB 1870 to Improve the Community Living Options Process

04/20/2007 HTM
Senate Passes Zaffirini's Bill Modifying B-On-Time Loan Program

04/16/2007 HTM
State Registry Allows Texans to Express their Wish to Save Lives

04/12/2007 HTM
Zaffirini Secures Funding for Education, SD 21 as Senate Passes CSHB 1

04/12/2007 HTM
Senate Education Committee Approves SB 50 by Zaffirini to Expand the Texas Early Education Model

04/12/2007 HTM
Senate Criminal Justice Committee Approves Zaffirini's Bills Protecting Texans From Sexual Offenses

04/04/2007 HTM
Senate Passes Zaffirini's Child Passenger Safety Bill

04/03/2007 HTM
Senate Business and Commerce Committee Approves SB 142 by Zaffirini to Improve Access to Unemployment Insurance Benefits

03/29/2007 HTM
Senate Passes SB 64 by Senator Zaffirini to Eliminate PAC Campaign Contribution Disclosure Loophole

03/28/2007 HTM
AARP and Disability Groups Rally to Support Eliminating Waiting Lists for Persons With Disabilities

03/28/2007 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Receives the Arc of Texas' 2007 Leadership Award for Championing Persons with Disabilities

03/27/2007 HTM
Senate Passes SB 6 by Senator Zaffirini to Protect Texas Children from Online Exploitation

03/19/2007 HTM
Senate International Relations and Trade Committee Unanimously Approves SB 99 by Zaffirini to Support Colonia Residents

03/14/2007 HTM
Senate Passes "Scooter's Bill" by Senator Zaffirini

03/13/2007 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Announces T-STEM Grants Awarded to Shekinah Learning Institute/Shekinah Radiance Academy

03/13/2007 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Announces T-STEM Grants Awarded to Cotulla High School

03/13/2007 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Announces T-STEM Grants Awarded to AC Jones High School

03/13/2007 HTM
Statement from Senator Judith Zaffirini Regarding Texas' Withdrawal from Accenture Health Services Contract

03/09/2007 HTM
Senator Judith Zaffirini Welcomes Delegation from Karnes County to State Capitol

03/07/2007 HTM
Senate Education Committee Unanimously Approves SB 673, "Scooter's Bill," by Zaffirini

03/06/2007 HTM
UT-Austin Students from Mexico and Spain Honored at Capitol

03/05/2007 HTM
Sen. Zaffirini Files Legislation Promoting Higher Education Excellence

02/28/2007 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Files Bill to Protect Texans from "Botnets," Cybercrimes

02/21/2007 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Files Bill to Protect Texas Children from Internet Predators

02/13/2007 HTM
Senate Higher Education Subcommittee Holds First Hearing

02/07/2007 HTM
Statement from Senator Judith Zaffirini Regarding Orange-Maroon Day 2007

02/07/2007 HTM
Senate Transportation Committee Unanimously Approves SB 60 by Zaffirini to Strengthen Child Passenger Safety

02/06/2007 HTM
Statement from Senator Judith Zaffirini Regarding Governor Rick Perry's State of the State Address

02/06/2007 HTM
Sen. Zaffirini Files Bill Codifying Bee County Groundwater Conservation District

02/01/2007 HTM
Statement from Senator Judith Zaffirini Regarding Governor Rick Perry's Higher Education Agenda

01/31/2007 HTM
Senate Transportation Committee Unanimously Approves SB 61 by Zaffirini to Improve Emergency Preparedness

01/29/2007 HTM
Texas Coalition for Insurance Services Parity Rallies to Support SB 54 by Zaffirini

01/29/2007 HTM
Rally and Press Conference for Prosthetic Parity Coverage Today

01/24/2007 HTM
Laredo Delegation Visits Capitol Today

01/23/2007 HTM
Statement from Senator Judith Zaffirini Regarding the 110th Washington's Birthday Celebration

01/23/2007 HTM
Sen. Zaffirini Files Bill Supporting Laredo's Municipal Workers

01/13/2007 HTM
Dewhurst Re-appoints Zaffirini Higher Ed Chair, Finance Vice Chair

01/09/2007 HTM
Zaffirini Begins Session as 2nd-Highest Ranking Senator

2006

12/20/2006 HTM
Senator Zaffirini's anti-spyware bill results in multi-million-dollar settlement for Texas

11/13/2006 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Pre-Files 20 Bills to Strengthen Texas Families

10/02/2006 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Receives Lamar Medal for Championing Higher Education

09/25/2006 HTM
Statement from Senator Judith Zaffirini Regarding Her Support of the Zavala County Spinach Industry

09/14/2006 HTM
Senator Zaffirini, Senate Committees Review Higher Education Funding, Top 10% Law

09/14/2006 HTM
Statement from Senator Judith Zaffirini Regarding the Death of Former Governor Ann Richards

09/11/2006 HTM
Texas Dental Association Honors Senator Zaffirini for Excellence in Patient Advocacy

09/05/2006 HTM
Statement from Senator Judith Zaffirini Regarding Tax-Free College Textbooks

09/01/2006 HTM
Statement from Senator Zaffirini Regarding Her Appointment as Chair of Higher Education Subcommittee

08/03/2006 HTM
Lt. Governor Dewhurst Appoints Senator Zaffirini to Binational Alcohol, Substance Abuse Task Force

07/28/2006 HTM
Statement from Senator Judith Zaffirini Regarding Operation Lonestar 2006

07/11/2006 HTM
Statement from Senator Judith Zaffirini Regarding Ceremonial Signing of $1.9 Billion Tuition Revenue Bond Legislation

07/07/2006 HTM
Senator Judith Zaffirini Welcomes Roma Bluffs World Birding Center To Starr County

07/03/2006 HTM
Senator Zaffirini, Senate Subcommittee Examine Capital Funding For Texas Higher Education Institutions

06/26/2006 HTM
Mid Rio Grande Border Area Health Education Center Honors Senator Zaffirini For Outstanding Leadership

06/15/2006 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Receives Communications Awards From Press Women Of Texas

06/15/2006 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Addresses Incoming Ut Students At Laredo Send-Off Reception

06/09/2006 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Named Honorary Nun By Sisters Of Mercy, Mercy Ministries Of Laredo

06/09/2006 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Honors Local Students With Scholarships From Mr. South Texas Foundation

06/02/2006 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Passes Key Amendments to Improve Public School Finance Bill

05/24/2006 HTM
Zaffirini Receives International Communications Awards

05/23/2006 HTM
Statement from Senator Judith Zaffirini Regarding the Death of U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen

05/15/2006 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Passes TRB Bill to Authorize $1.9 Billion of Capital Funding for Higher Education

05/05/2006 HTM
Statement from Senator Zaffirini Regarding Senate Finance Committee Vote on School Reform Bill

05/01/2006 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Named to List of Most Powerful Texas Lawmakers During Special Session

04/07/2006 HTM
LNB/BBVA Shares Senator's Inspirational Story with Students

03/23/2006 HTM
Senator Zaffirini, Subcommittee Begin Review of Capital Funding for Higher Education

02/03/2006 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Appointed Chair of Subcommittee on Capital Funding for Higher Education

01/10/2006 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Extends Invitation to the 109th Washington's Birthday Celebration in Laredo

2005

12/12/2005 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Presents First Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth

11/10/2005 HTM
Veterans Who Sacrificed Own Education Honored by New Texas Law

10/29/2005 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Promotes Safety during Halloween

10/28/2005 HTM
Child Advocates Name Senator Zaffirini Legislator of Year

10/06/2005 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Receives National Award

09/06/2005 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Promotes No-Bullying Policy

06/23/2005 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Votes to Protect Funding for All Texas Schools

06/22/2005 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Plays Key Role In School Finance

06/20/2005 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Named to Texas Monthly's 10 Best

06/15/2005 HTM
New Law Allows Certificates of Birth of Stillborn Children

05/02/2005 HTM
New Statewide Organ Donor Registry Provides Hope for Texans in Need of Transplants

04/20/2005 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Seeks Efficiency, Integrity in State Contracts

04/11/2005 HTM
Lt. Gov. Dewhurst Appoints Senator Zaffirini to Appropriations Conference Committee

03/31/2005 HTM
Senate Passes Productivity Bills Authored by Senator Zaffirini

03/30/2005 HTM
Senate Passes Senator Zaffirini's Early Child Education Bill

03/29/2005 HTM
Senate Passes Pro-Family Bill Authored by Senator Zaffirini

03/22/2005 HTM
Senate Passes Senator Zaffirini's School Safety & Border Commerce Initiatives

03/21/2005 VID
VIDEO: Press Conference on the Senate Budget

03/16/2005 VID
VIDEO: Press Conference on "Texas Children First"

03/08/2005 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Files Internet Legislation

02/04/2005 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Files Internet Legislation

01/28/2005 HTM
Senator Zaffirini Re-Appointed to Leadership Posts

01/25/2005 HTM
Stem Cell Experts to Brief Legislators, Staff

01/24/2005 HTM
Legislators to Host Educational Forum on Stem Cell Research
· Attachment: Agenda

01/12/2005 HTM
Dewhurst, Senators Adopt Principles for Education Bill

01/12/2005 HTM
Judith Zaffirini Sworn-In as Fourth Highest Ranking Senator

01/07/2005 HTM
Senator Zaffirini, Legislature to Be Sworn-In for New Session

2004

2003

2002

2001

06/18/2001 HTM
Governor Perry Vetoes Omnibus Medicaid Bill

06/18/2001 VID
VIDEO: Press Conference on "Governors Vetoes"

05/30/2001 HTM
Zaffirini Announces Excellence in Texas School Health Award

05/27/2001 HTM
Medicaid Recipients To Benefit From New Procedures

05/25/2001 HTM
Texas Senate Approves 2002-03 Budget

05/25/2001 HTM
Persons With Disabilities Ensured Appropriate Care Settings

05/17/2001 HTM
Zaffirini Casts 25,000th Consecutive Vote In Texas Senate

05/08/2001 HTM
Family Violence Victims Will Be Assisted With Specialized Training

05/07/2001 HTM
Persons with Disabilities Could Be Ensured Appropriate Care Settings

04/30/2001 HTM
Senate Passes Sunset Recommendations For GSC And Water Board

04/19/2001 HTM
Senate Protects Child's Right To Grow Up In Family Setting

04/19/2001 HTM
Crime Victims' Rights Recognized In Recent Zaffirini Legislation

04/18/2001 HTM
Medicaid Recipients To Benefit From New Procedures

04/18/2001 HTM
Zaffirini Named To Appropriations Conference Committee

04/12/2001 HTM
Zaffirini Receives Communication Awards

04/11/2001 HTM
Texas' Immigrant Children Given More Time to Master English

04/10/2001 VID
VIDEO: Press Conference on "Tobacco Prevention"

03/28/2001 HTM
Zaffirini Bill Promotes Infant Mortality Prevention

03/26/2001 HTM
Senate Finance Committee Approves State Budget

03/15/2001 HTM
Zaffirini Bill to Give Texas Children a Healthy Start

03/14/2001 HTM
Texas Senate Approves Zaffirini Bills to Promote Self Sufficiency, Aid Victims of Family Violence

03/12/2001 HTM
Zaffirini Bill Allows Children More Time to Master English

03/08/2001 HTM
Senate Passes Zaffirini Bill to Encourage Bilingualism Among Texas Students

03/07/2001 HTM
Senate Passes Two Zaffirini Bills to Enhance Welfare, Safety of Families

03/01/2001 HTM
Texas Senate Confirms Dr. Ricardo Cigarroa's Nomination to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

02/22/2001 HTM
Texas Senate Approves Zaffirini's Information Bill To Prevent The Spread Of Meningitis

02/15/2001 VID
VIDEO: "Meningitis Education" Press Conference

01/31/2001 HTM
Zaffirini Expands Meningitis Information Bill to Target All Ages

01/30/2001 VID
VIDEO: Press Availability on Meningitis Bill

01/26/2001 HTM
Casa De Misericordia Receives Texas Department of Human Services Funding

01/17/2001 VID
VIDEO: Press Conference Requesting Federal Border Official

01/16/2001 HTM
Zaffirini Announces Call for Transportation Grants

01/04/2001 HTM
Sen. Zaffirini Appointed Vice Chair of Education; Member of Senate Finance, Redistricting, Administration Committees; Will Prioritize Family Issues During 77th Session

1998