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District 83 Representative Charles Perry on LFN [AUDIO]

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Representative Charles Perry joined Chad and Rex on Lubbock's First News on 1/26/2011

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Payday Loans And The City Of Lubbock

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Councilman Todd Klein will be presenting a non-binding resolution this week at the City Council meeting dealing with payday loan companies and the State of Texas. Klein wants more regulation on these companies, but is it really needed? (more after the jump)

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Disarmament Of The Lawful On College Campuses Must Be Changed By Texas Legislators

Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images
Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images

Gun rights have been under attack in the United States quite heavily over the past few years, and students and employees at institutions of higher education are still not allowed the opportunity to protect themselves adequately. More after the jump.

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Pass Voter ID

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Ben Sklar, Getty Images

The Texas Senate paved the way for a Voter ID bill to be brought up and hopefully passed in this legislative session. In the last session the issue died, but since the Republicans hold a huge advantage in numbers, it should pass easy. I've yet to hear a good argument why it shouldn't. (more after the jump)

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The Texas 25

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Texas State Preservation Board

Today, Texas Monthly, will have a story about the top 25 most influential people in Texas politics. Of course, Gov. Rick Perry made the list and while I did not make the list this year (probably fell in somewhere between 26-30) I forgive Texas Monthly. Who did make the list? And, what if Lubbock had a list? (more after the jump)

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Represenative Charles Perry On Lubbock’s First News (AUDIO)

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Representative Charles Perry joined host Chad Hasty on Wednesday's edition of Lubbock's First News. (Audio after jump)

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Tom DeLay Unfairly Targeted by Ideologue Prosecutor

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Tom DeLay (Ben Sklar/Getty Images)

Earlier this week, former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay was sentenced to 3 years in prison after being found guilty on money laundering charges, in a case which had been dragged out since 2005.

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Rep. Perry: Concealed Carry on Campus Will Happen This Session

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Texas Legislature

This morning on Lubbock's First News we spoke with State Representative Charles Perry about a number of issues facing the Texas Legislature in this session. Besides the budget, Perry spoke about many bills that he felt confident would get passed this year.

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The Start of the 82nd Texas Legislature

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Ben Sklar, Getty Images

The 82nd Texas Legislature is underway in Austin.  Don't forget you find out the latest happening in Austin during KFYO News, Pratt on Texas and Lubbock's First News

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Gov. Perry Still Says No To Gambling

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Texas State Preservation Board

Governor Rick Perry still doesn't support expanding gambling in the State of Texas. This is one issue where I disagree with Gov. Perry and others who don't support casino's and slot machines at racetracks.

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