May 2014 [PAGE: 2]

Cook Punts to TEC, Rebuked by Smithee

Cook Punts to TEC, Rebuked by Smithee

On Tuesday, Texas House State Affairs Committee Chairman Byron Cook penned a letter to Texas Ethics Commission Chairman Jim Clancy. The letter, signed by eleven of thirteen members of Cook’s committee, asked Clancy to adopt a rule effective January 1, 2015 to require...
An Icing-On-The-Cake Election

An Icing-On-The-Cake Election

Be of good cheer, conservatives are winning! Think of it: every conservative legislator drawing an establishment challenger in the primary won big, and more than a half-dozen establishment Republicans lost to conservative challengers. In this run-off election,...
Slouching Towards California

Slouching Towards California

Our fight against the Texas Ethics Commission and its allies within the Straus regime in the legislature has been well publicized. The state agency is attempting to do by rule and enforcement action what its legislative allies failed to do by law last session: force...
Where’s the tape?

Where’s the tape?

As the House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations meets today to consider impeaching UT Regent Wallace Hall, the question that should be on everyone’s minds is: Where’s the tape? Last week lawyers for Hall wrote a letter to the...