The hapless champion of conservative principles, Rep. Jonathan Stickland, ruined the chances of two sweeping new abortion restrictions, making it a successful weekend for pro-choice activists.
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The Texas Legislature has a new approach to ethics: Leave it to the locals!
For years, Texas Republicans have aimed to weaken the Travis County DAs Public Integrity Unit. On Tuesday, they got one step closer.
We’d reached a plateau in the long-broiling ethics scandal around Attorney General Ken Paxton. But in the last week, things are starting to heat up again.
The director of the state’s criminal anti-corruption unit told a key Senate committee Monday that “there is no one else” in the state that could handle the cases his office does.
In the rush to dismiss the Rick Perry indictment as a partisan witch hunt, pundits are getting the story—and their facts—all wrong.
Rick Perry’s the longest-serving governor in Texas history, and he’s had free rein to control the state for a long, long time. It’s wholly remarkable to think that his tenure as governor could be consumed by this cloud.
A sunset bill for the Texas Ethics Commission tentatively passed through the House Monday evening, with a few ethics reform bills tacked on as amendments.
The facts are widely known. An unprecedented coordination between the Republican administration and big corporate interests held the country tightly in its grip. In […]