Senator Davis believes providing an excellent public education system is the state’s most-important responsibility. While most lawmakers were mired in so-called “emergency” bills in 2011, Senator Davis made education funding her emergency. Education is the path to success for all Texas families, preparing our children for college, workforce training, and a competitive job market to support a strong Texas economy for generations. Senator Davis is committed to fighting for all schoolchildren, so that they will benefit from the opportunities that public education can provide. On behalf of thousands of parents, educators and business owners who contacted the Senate District 10 Office, Senator Davis took a stand against deep funding cuts forced by the powerful special interests and the failed legislative majority. She even filibustered a fiscal bill at the end of the regular 82nd Legislative Session that would cause harm to our public schools and hurt Texas’ ability to keep and attract jobs.
Lawmakers make a deal to boost school funding
AUSTIN — With time running out, legislative negotiators on Friday forged a two-year spending plan that includes an additional $3.9 billion for education, offsetting deep cuts imposed in public school funding two years ago.
Texas Senate approves education bill
AUSTIN — Addressing one of the major education issues of the 2013 Legislature, the Senate unanimously approved legislation Monday that creates more flexibility in public school graduation requirements and answers widespread demands to reduce the number of end-of-course tests. Senate Education …
House approves tougher hit-and-run law
The Texas House on Saturday unanimously approved legislation to increase penalties for drivers who leave the scene of an accident involving an injury, a measure hastened by the tragic death of a Tarrytown pedestrian in 2011.
North Texans Spend Millions On Non-Existent Federal Taxes
NORTH TEXAS (CBS 11) – No one enjoys paying taxes. But everybody has to do it… or do they?
CBS 11’s I-Team has obtained a study that says Oncor, the giant electric utility company in North Texas, is collecting hundreds of millions of dollars from customers for federal taxes that don’t exist.
Special state incentive programs targeted for extra scrutiny
AUSTIN — The Senate on Friday passed legislation by Sen. Wendy Davis that would impose increased scrutiny of major state tax incentive programs that have helped finance the 2011 Super Bowl in Arlington and other high-profile events in Texas. The 29-1 vote sent the measure to the House. Sen. …
Senate passes Davis' pipeline bill
The state Senate unanimously passed legislation by Sen. Wendy Davis that would permit the construction of saltwater pipelines along public right-of-way to transport hydraulic fracturing fluid in the Barnett Shale.
Lawmakers advance sexual assault bill
AUSTIN, Texas — Hospitals would have to provide enhanced treatment for victims of sexual assault under a proposal advancing in the Texas Legislature. In a 31-0 vote on Wednesday, the Texas Senate approved SB 1191 by Democratic Sen. Wendy Davis of Fort Worth. The bill would require nearly …
Efforts to protect sexual assault victims advance
For Nicole Anderson, the courage to report the crime was just the beginning. "I was raped one year, eighth months and twelve days ago," she told a legislative committee this week. "I couldn't go anywhere to get the help I needed." Turned away by hospitals that declined to …
Texas Senate passes tough payday lending bill
AUSTIN -- The state Senate voted 24-6 on Monday to approve tougher-than-expected regulations on payday lenders with provisions that even supporters acknowledged will attract an industry assault when the bill reaches the House. Sen. Wendy Davis of Fort Worth, who has made the issue one of her key …
Copelin: Let’s hope politics doesn’t kill three good bills
Transparency is the buzzword of the current legislative session. Perhaps no one has offered more on the topic than Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth. She filed about a dozen bills on topics ranging from public records to financial disclosures for officials to slowing down the revolving door for …
Wendy Davis: A fighter, proven leader
Two state legislators are running to represent a demographically changing senatorial District 10: the incumbent, Democrat Sen. Wendy Davis, and Republican state Rep. Mark Shelton. Davis, who defeated an entrenched incumbent four years ago, did not take long to make her mark on …
Senator Wendy Davis Announces First Television Ad
FORT WORTH, TX – Today, Senator Wendy Davis announced the release of her first television commercial for her 2012 re-election campaign. Entitled "Doors," the ad represents the opportunities that opened for Senator Davis through hard work and education. It …
Senator Wendy Davis receives major law enforcement endorsement
FORT WORTH – Senator Wendy Davis said today that she is proud and thankful for the endorsement of the Arlington Police Association in her re-election bid to the Texas Senate, so that she can continue supporting our community’s first-responders who put their lives at risk every day to …
Wendy Davis Stuck Her Neck Out For Schoolkids
It was the last Sunday in May, last day of this year’s regular session of the Texas Legislature, and State Sen. Wendy Davis of Fort Worth had some hard thinking to do. Republicans had been wrangling over budget cuts for months but ...
Senator Davis Fights For Thousands of Airlines Jobs
State and local leaders need to come together to create an incentive package to keep American Airlines from closing its Alliance maintenance base in Fort Worth, state Sen. Wendy Davis said Monday. "I think there is still more room for a conversation," Davis said. "We need to at …
Filibuster Creates Overnight Celebrity
Senator Davis’s filibuster has quickly become legend. And it has catapulted this petite, eloquent and seemingly fearless politician into the spotlight, which she has seized to mobilize the state’s downtrodden and outnumbered Democrats and to take jabs at Mr. Perry’s potential …