Olivia Messer

Texas Legislature

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 initially approved the Ethics Commission sunset bill. As first written, Senate Bill 219 made minor changes … Read More

Criminal Justice

Perry Signs Michael Morton Act

Just two years ago, Michael Morton was still in prison for a crime he didn’t commit—the murder of his wife. He was finally exonerated in December 2011 after serving 25 years and has since worked tirelessly to ensure that others don’t … Read More