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State bill to increase prizes for slot machines businesses will be presented

A state bill will allow slot machines of business owners to give higher cash prizes. Tuesday, December 25, 2012 By: Francisco Diaz, The Laredo Sun LAREDO, TX. – For the third consecutive legislative session, state Rep. Richard P. Raymond will propose a law to regularize the activity of slot machines and will raise the amount…

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Bill Renews Debate on Merging Highest Two Courts

by Maurice Chammah Texas Tribune December 13, 2012 A proposal for the upcoming legislative session is resuscitating a debate that goes back to the writing of the Texas Constitution in 1876. The bill, authored by state Rep. Richard Peña Raymond, D-Laredo, would abolish the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, the state’s highest court for all criminal matters, and bring…

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Rep. Richard Peña Raymond and Congressman Henry Cuellar Announce New State of the Art DPS Crime Lab at Groundbreaking Ceremony

LAREDO–In 2010, State Representative Richard Peña Raymond (D-Laredo), Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX), Sheriff Martin Cuellar and Department of Public Safety officials among them Department of Public Safety Deputy Assistant Director of Crime Laboratories, D. Pat Johnson discussed the need to implement a Laredo Crime Lab to assist law enforcement agencies with the expertise of forensic…

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STATE REP. RICHARD PENA RAYMOND NAMED CHAIRMAN OF HOUSE HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE

Also Appointed to Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee; Will Head Effort to Protect Children, Medicaid and CHIP Austin – Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, (R-San Antonio) today named Representative Richard Peña Raymond (D-Laredo) as Chairman of the crucial Human Services Committee that will take the lead role in protecting children, as well as the Medicaid…

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