June 3, 2013

Sen. Campbell Breaks Ground for Veteran’s Home

AUSTIN – In a neighborhood outside of Dripping Springs, community members came together with American flags, banners, and barbecue to honor Army Specialist Justin Perez-Gorda, who was wounded while serving in Afghanistan from an IED explosion which left him paralyzed. The event was the result of years of planning and fundraising by the nonprofit organization Homes for Our Troops, which …

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May 21, 2013

Campbell and Patrick Announce End of CSCOPE Lesson Plans

AUSTIN – Senator Donna Campbell joined Sen. Dan Patrick and Rep. Steve Toth at a press conference today to announce that CSCOPE will no longer be designing lesson plans for 875 Texas school districts. The announcement came after the TESCCC Board released a letter stating that all lessons will be removed from their website when contracts expire on August 31st, …

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May 16, 2013

Campbell Passes Bill Against Tolling State Highways

AUSTIN – Fulfilling a campaign promise to fight toll roads, Sen. Donna Campbell authored SB 1029, which passed through the Senate and is currently awaiting passage in the Texas House. She released the following statement regarding the intentions of the bill: “San Antonio and Central Texas drivers demand better roads without relying on tolls. Last week I was able to …

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February 26, 2013

Senator Campbell Files Bill to Fight Voter Fraud

SB 554 Would Increase Penalty for Theft of an Official Ballot Austin – Senator Donna Campbell filed legislation to strengthen penalties against voter fraud in Texas. SB 554 changes the Texas Penal Code to classify theft of an official ballot or official carrier envelope for an election from the lesser state jail felony to a third degree felony. “Confidence in …

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February 1, 2013

Senator Campbell Touts Job-Friendly Policies for Bringing Amazon to Central Texas

State Senator Donna Campbell celebrated today’s announcement that Amazon will be building a brand new 1.2 million-square-foot distribution center in Schertz, just north of San Antonio. The distribution center will utilize advanced technology to fulfill customer orders, one of three new fulfillment centers that Amazon plans on opening in Texas. “We are thrilled to have Amazon investing in Central Texas …

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January 30, 2013

Campbell Files Constitutional Amendment to Push Back Against Obamacare

SJR 5 would prohibit Texas State Agencies and Elected Officials from penalizing Texans for not purchasing insurance AUSTIN – Fulfilling a campaign promise to “create a firewall against the unconstitutional encroachment of the federal government against our great State,” Senator Donna Campbell filed a constitutional amendment to stop the federal government from using state elected officials or agencies from enforcing …

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January 22, 2013

Campbell Earns Leadership Role, Key Assignments on Education and Transportation Committees

Senator Donna Campbell received her committee assignments on Friday evening along with the rest of the Texas Senate. Lt. Governor Dewhurst assigned Sen. Campbell to serve on Transportation, Education, Jurisprudence, Nominations, and Veterans Affairs and Military Installations. She will also serve a leadership role as vice-chair of Nominations. “The Texas economy is dynamic and a huge part of that revolves …

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January 18, 2013

Sen. Campbell Defends Second Amendment Rights, Authors Campus Personal Protection Act

Texas Senator Donna Campbell joined Senator Brian Birdwell and twelve other colleagues in joint-authorizing legislation to allow students, faculty, and staff with a concealed handgun license (CHL) to cary firearms for personal protection on college campuses. Senate Bill 182, also known as the Campus Personal Protection Act, also prevents colleges or universities from circumventing the intent of the Act by …

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December 12, 2012

Campbell Joins Governor Perry to Protect Unborn, Calls for Limiting Abortions Past 20 Weeks

Incoming Senator Donna Campbell joined Gov. Rick Perry at a press conference on Tuesday to announce initiatives to strengthen the state’s abortion laws, including legislation to limit abortions past 20 weeks. “It’s time to acknowledge 21st century medicine and technology with 21st century legislation. We need to protect our tiniest and most vulnerable Texans, both born and unborn,” Senator-elect Campbell said. …

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