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Harold Simmons Wins Another Favor from the Lege

Every session, Harold Simmons’ radioactive waste dump company comes to the Legislature with a new favor to ask. Every session Rep. Lon Burnam, a Fort Worth Democrat with a peace activist pedigree, puts up a spirited protest. And every session, Simmons—one of the state’s most generous GOP donors—pretty much gets what he wants.

Hot List: Day 134 of the Legislature

The Lead: It’s not every day you see the Texas Legislature vote to tighten ethics standards, but that’s what happened yesterday when the House […]