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News Ticker: May 17
All the news that's fit to blog
"...mouths off, Lee Leffingwell dances with the stars, and Judith Zaffirini reaches a landmark. Achievement is on the News..."

May 17, 2013 News Post by Brandon Watson

Rep. Rodriguez on Senate Redistricting
Are Texans with Spanish surnames all the same?
"...County would be put into the Dist. 21 of Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo. That's right – Laredo. SE Travis is..."

May 12, 2011 News Post by Lee Nichols

Senate Committees Announced
Lt. Gov releases committee appointments with few changes for Travis delegation
"...sub-committee, Higher Education becomes a full-fledged committee under Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, who gives up her Education seat and..."

Jan. 30, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

No Real Alternative
In the name of "promoting childbirth," the state finds yet another way to deny health care to thousands of Texas women
"...Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, noted that the rider was never discussed..."

Jan. 26, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Albuquerque or Bust!
The Texas Senate Democrats make a stand in New Mexico against congressional redistricting.
"...redistricting. "It's difficult to be certain," said Laredo Sen. Judith Zaffirini Friday afternoon, "but if I had to speculate..."

Aug. 8, 2003 News Column by Michael King

The New Texas Family Planning
Slashed budgets and anti-abortion politics undermine women's health care
"...nothing but reduce access to health care, says Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo (one of only three senators who voted..."

Jan. 27, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Looking for Tony
Democrats are settling on Tony Sanchez as their next gubernatorial candidate before anyone has an idea who he is.
"..."This is something he did not seek," state Sen. Judith Zaffirini, a Laredo Democrat, says of the "Run, Tony,..."

Dec. 8, 2000 News Feature by Amy Smith

Senate Amendments: Proposed and Rejected
"...Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo – would change legislative findings from "substantial"..."

July 19, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Perry's Vexing Vetoes
Perry kills 24 more bills
"...spared Perry's savage pen. The one exception was Sen. Judith Zaffirini, the Laredo Democrat whose Valley district has now..."

June 21, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Where There's a Bill...
New Legislation Poses a (Not So) Minor Threat
"...illustration by Doug Potter If you're Senator Judith Zaffirini's D-Laredo) "bill" attempting to keep minors out of..."

Jan. 31, 1997 Music Feature by Andy Langer

Lege Lines
Jonathan Stickland annoys his colleagues
"...ammo. On the other hand, SB 157 by Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, establishing two tax holidays on college textbook..."

May 8, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Perry's Veto Axe Comes Down
Democrats and Republicans of all stripes and experience hit
"...– Austin lawmakers lost two bills, both via Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo (yup, courtesy of the stupidity of gerrymandering,..."

June 17, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Lege Notes
Odds and ends (mostly odds) from the 79th
"...Senate Criminal Justice Committee voted on Laredo Democratic Sen. Judith Zaffirini's SB 37, which would give victims of sexual..."

April 8, 2005 News Column

Capitol Chronicle
Governor Perry and his 82 vetoes: Government by Negation
"...proclamation for clues to the governor's cryptic motives. Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, whose omnibus Medicaid bill (SB 1156) was..."

June 29, 2001 News Column by Michael King

The Senate Committee Shuffle
Austin's four Senators get their appointments for 2013
"...good showing on Higher Ed (Watson and fellow Democrat Judith Zaffirini) and that's far more likely to yield some..."

Jan. 21, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Adding Teeth to Hazing Laws
Student hazing has a body count
"...prosecutions. The bill, authored by Senate Higher Education Chair Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, clarifies the legal definition of hazing to..."

March 27, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Election Notes
Tidbits from the campaign trail
"...the Senate Select Committee on Economic Development, and Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, becomes chair of the Senate Subcommittee on..."

Feb. 15, 2008 News Feature

Community College Controversy Continues
Hornet's nest stirred by Perry's veto of $154 million in community college funding continues to buzz
"...that includes Senators [Steve] Ogden, [Florence] Shapiro, [Robert] Duncan, [Judith] Zaffirini, [Juan] Hinojosa, and other interested members, along with..."

Aug. 10, 2007 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Community Colleges Bestow Dunce Cap on Perry
Community-college presidents and allies launch barrage of explosive verbiage on Perry after he vetoes $154 million in school funding
"...is borne out by another op-ed by state Sen. Judith Zaffirini, the chair of the Senate Higher Education Subcommittee..."

July 27, 2007 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
Texas A&M decides to avoid affirmative action in admissions, raising ire from minority lawmakers.
"...or appointments -- running into problems. And Laredo Sen. Judith Zaffirini said that the legislators and Gates had agreed..."

Dec. 12, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

Capitol Chronicle
The Texas 11 Minus One return, and the gallery goes wild.
"...(and more denunciations from the gallery), he and Laredo's Judith Zaffirini had to conclude unamplified. Although the immediate evidence..."

Sept. 19, 2003 News Column by Michael King

Naked City
Real legislative reform of the state's tax-credit allocation process is slowly moving toward the governor's desk.
"...and SB 322, by Sens. Eddie Lucio, D-Brownsville, and Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo. Developers and their lobbyists seem to have..."

April 13, 2001 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Naked City
Zaffirini and the Senate vote for lieutenant governor, handicapping the recession, and the debate videotape mystery
"...was elected by the surprise candidacy of Laredo Sen. Judith Zaffirini, a Democrat who brought the women of the..."

Jan. 5, 2001 News Feature by Louis Dubose

Tribune Festival Notes
Legislative aftermath: Hard to run a state without revenue
"...of Dallas) and two senators (Plano's Florence Shapiro, Laredo's Judith Zaffirini)...."

Sept. 26, 2011 News Post by Michael King

Religious Refusal Bill Prepped to Grant Texans License to Discriminate
"Sincerely held" nonsense at the Senate
"...the full Senate with seven votes in support; Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, was the only vote against...."

March 29, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

State Lege: Same, Same, but Different
We could have told you in advance, not much change happening at state level
"...but no real change. On the Senate side, Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, didn't have a challenger, while Dawn Buck­ing­ham..."

Nov. 11, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Chronicle Endorsements: State of Texas
Senate, House, State Board of Education, and more races
"...urge Southeast Austin voters to support the unchallenged Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Lare­do, in Senate District 21, even though there's..."

Oct. 21, 2016 News Feature

Candidates Line Up to File
Candidate filing deadline Dec. 14
"...far, there's only one Democratic filing: SD 21 incumbent Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, will run for her seat again. Texas..."

Nov. 27, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Bill of the Week
Will third time be a charm for statewide texting ban?
"...session to get it to the floor, where Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, has already filed an identical measure in..."

April 10, 2015 News Column by Richard Whittaker

Gun Carry Bills Advance
Campus carry and open carry bills advance to full Senate
"...pre-determined, but it did not happen without debate. Senators Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, and Rodney Ellis, D-Houston – the committee's..."

Feb. 20, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

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