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Lawmaker on State Tax Committee Also Works for Texas’ Corporate Welfare King

by | Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 1:13 CST
State Representative Drew Springer started working for corporate tax firm Ryan, LLC in March. He doesn't recall any conflicts of interest from a session spent overseeing Texas tax law.

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