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The Education Session
The Lege takes another run at patching school finance
"...of slashing school spending. House Approp­ri­a­tions Committee veteran Rep. Dawnna Dukes, D-Austin, said, "Cost, growth, and inflation have historically..."

May 1, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Breaking the Cycle
Schools move to end teen dating violence
"...Earlier this month, TCFV worked with Rep. Dawnna Dukes to file HB 1142. The bill would amend..."

Feb. 27, 2015 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Top 10 Quotes of the Week
Relive 2014 through our favorite quotes of the week
"...the world, I had an abortion." – State Rep. Dawnna Dukes, D-Austin, challenging claims that abortion causes negative psychological..."

Jan. 2, 2015 News Feature

Abbott Waffles on Debating Davis
Guv. candidate can't decide if he's up for a debate
"...Rep. Dawnna Dukes, D-Austin, voiced astonishment that Abbott was so eager..."

Sept. 5, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

ACC Admits Fumbling Obamacare Memo
Administrators face grilling from local lawmakers
"...staff from the offices of Reps. Eddie Rod­riguez and Dawnna Dukes, and Sen. Kirk Watson. The topic was very..."

Jan. 10, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

HB 2 Amendments: Proposed and Rejected
"...Rep. Dawnna Dukes, D-Austin – extend protections of Baby Moses Law,..."

July 12, 2013 News Feature

Texas Lege's War on Women
June 23, 2013. 22 photos.
"...Antonio, stands at the House back microphone, with Rep. Dawnna Dukes, D-Austin (left), Rep. Donna Howard, D-Austin (behind), and..."

June 24, 2013 Photo Gallery

Lege Lines: The Score
How the 83rd did on water infrastructure, the budget, education, the environment, and transportation
"...its face, Senate Bill 198 (Sen. Kirk Wat­son, Rep. Dawnna Dukes) may not sound like a big deal, but..."

June 14, 2013 News Feature by Brandon Watson

Lege Lines
Committees, school finance, and more
"...for school vouchers. In the Travis County Demo­cratic delegation, Dawnna Dukes keeps her important seat on Appropriations and retains..."

Feb. 8, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Jumping the Shark on Women's Health
For the sake of anti-abortion politics, the governor and the Legislature turned their backs on women's health care – with disastrous consequences. Is there any way to fix this mess?
"...not put this money into FQHCs," says Austin Rep. Dawnna Dukes. "This does not support the women in need."..."

Jan. 18, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Texas Lege: The GOP Wave Recedes
Locally, nothing changed
"...House incumbents – Naishtat and fellow Dems Donna Howard, Dawnna Dukes, Eddie Rod­riguez, and Mark Stra­ma, plus Repub­lic­an Paul..."

Nov. 9, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Lawmakers, Citizens Speak Against Proposed Women's Health Care Rules
HHSC intends to have rules in place by Nov. 1
"...several lawmakers, including state Sen. Kirk Watson and Reps. Dawnna Dukes, Donna Howard, and Elliott Naish­tat, expressed concerns that..."

Sept. 7, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

TP&W Responds to Racism Allegations
Department director was 'deeply disturbed by the explosive ... allegations'
"...hiring and promotions process." According to Turner, Austin Rep. Dawnna Dukes also met privately with Smith...."

Sept. 7, 2012 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

Top 10 Quotes of the Week
There were many memorable quotes, but we whittled the list down to 10
"...that says 'blacks need not vote'..." – Austin Rep. Dawnna Dukes on a proposed GOP map splitting Travis County ..."

Jan. 6, 2012 News Feature

Probe-Before-Abortion Bill Moves Forward
Republicans and their probes: Coming to a vagina near you
"...for victims of rape or incest (Austin Dem Rep. Dawnna Dukes suggested that by not accepting an amendment to..."

March 11, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Lege Land: Budget Imbalancing Act
Texas faces $4.3 billion revenue shortfall
"...employees and Medicaid cuts. House Appropri­ations Committee veteran Rep. Dawnna Dukes, D-Austin, on the other hand, described the 2003..."

Jan. 14, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

GOP Takes Travis Seat in House Rout
Bolton loses while Howard squeaks by
"...of this election is." Like Naishtat, neither state Reps. Dawnna Dukes nor Eddie Rodriguez faced serious challenges in their..."

Nov. 5, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Legislative Primaries: Let the Filing Begin
Candidates begin the fight for the Texas Lege
"...was followed on Monday by East Austin Democrat Rep. Dawnna Dukes, while Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, deflated hopes of..."

Dec. 11, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Election Update, 12/7/09
Dukes files, WilCo GOP primaries pick up speed
"...Today's only big local filing was Rep. Dawnna Dukes, D-Austin, who had her paperwork ready but was..."

Dec. 7, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Film News
It's raining cash for film in Texas ... but not a drop leftover for Waco
"...Alliance. A big shout-out also goes to state Rep. Dawnna Dukes, who fought off late slashings of the program's..."

June 5, 2009 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

TXI Mines Another Headache for Webberville
Residents don't want a gravel mine in the neighborhood
"...Travis Co. Commissioner Ron Davis, and representatives from Rep. Dawnna Dukes' office. Citizens are concerned that the new project,..."

May 29, 2009 News Feature by Jacob Cottingham

Point Austin: The Super Looks Back
Retiring Pat Forgione considers a decade mostly well spent
"...Reagan, pending the current legislation sponsored by Austin's Rep. Dawnna Dukes and Sen. Kirk Watson that would grant troubled..."

May 22, 2009 News Column by Michael King

Odds and ends from the Capitol
"...Bill 873, the film incentives reform bill, by Rep. Dawnna Dukes, D-Austin... After a daylong debate on March 24,..."

March 27, 2009 News Feature by the News Staff

Special Session Especially Likely?
With the session at the 60-day mark, bills are running out of time
"...The House is trying to break the impasse. Rep. Dawnna Dukes, D-Austin, said, "I have bills in committee every..."

March 20, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Film News
Is the Texas film scene resuscitating itself?
"...Texas film scene resuscitating itself? Positive signs: State Rep. Dawnna Dukes of Austin has filed legislation for a new..."

Feb. 13, 2009 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Big Tex Budget Blues
The money debate begins: 'Every Texan for himself' vs. 'All in this together'
"...fall, the need for safety-net services will rise. Rep. Dawnna Dukes, D-Austin, has served on the House Approp­riations Committee..."

Feb. 6, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Straus 85: Now It's 88
How the numbers break down, and full list of Straus supporters
"...ABCDs (Anyone but Craddick Dems), including Austin's own Rep. Dawnna Dukes. However, this means that there are two Democratic..."

Jan. 4, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Top 10 Election Gaffes
"...candidate gets mean, fast. For the Democrats, Austin Rep. Dawnna Dukes and challenger Brian Thompson threatened to sue and..."

Jan. 2, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Film News
The Texas Motion Picture Alliance pushes an ambitious new incentives bill, to be sponsored by Rep. Dawnna Dukes
"...too minute to matter in its current state. Rep. Dawnna Dukes' office confirmed she will be the House sponsor..."

Nov. 28, 2008 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Taking Back the House
Texas Democrats say this could be their November
" or limited challenges. Eddie Rodriguez (HD 51) and Dawnna Dukes (HD 46) have no GOP challengers, although the..."

Oct. 10, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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