April 2014

Who’s Right? TEC v Federal Judge

Who’s Right? TEC v Federal Judge

Despite assertions from the Texas Ethics Commission that no judicial review exists for the subpoenas they issue, Empower Texans this morning filed a declaratory judgment action in a Travis County district court. Pursuant to a ruling from the US District Court for the...
Deuell’s Conflict of Interest?

Deuell’s Conflict of Interest?

It is no secret among Austin insiders that Senator Bob Deuell has been “friendly” to the ObamaCare lobbyists at the Texas Medical Association.  He’s favored them by authoring legislation to expand Medicaid and supporting the enabling legislation that implemented...
Straus and Bresnen Behind Faux-Slots?

Straus and Bresnen Behind Faux-Slots?

Yesterday we told you about efforts by the Texas Lottery Commission to implement slot-machine-like electronic gambling devices in Texas by mutilating rules pertaining to bingo. Despite the unlawfulness of the Commission’s proposed actions, Commission Chairman J....
Scorecard De-Merritt

Scorecard De-Merritt

If you’re a Republican voter planning to vote in the Republican Primary Runoff for Agriculture Commission on May 27th, Tommy Merritt thinks you’re a fool. After liberal Republican Tommy Merritt was defeated for reelection, senior Democrat Senfronia Thompson donned a...