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Too Much Not Done

Too Much Not Done

On the 140th day of the legislative session, the last day for work to be completed under Texas’ constitution, we generally start gearing up for the release of the Fiscal Responsibility Index, which measures lawmakers’ records on fiscal and governance issues. Not this...
House Failure

House Failure

With just hours left in the 85th regular session of the Texas Legislature, lawmakers will be heading home with tales of their governing prowess. For members of the Texas House, that’s exactly what it will be: tall tales. The House failed to deliver on key reforms...
Alleged Uresti Co-Conspirator Turns Against Him

Alleged Uresti Co-Conspirator Turns Against Him

Things are looking bad for State Senator Carlos Uresti of San Antonio. Democrat State Sen. Carlos Uresti of San Antonio turned himself into federal authorities on Wednesday. He is facing felony charges for securities law violations and money laundering relating to an...
Dukes’ Hazard

Dukes’ Hazard

A senior Austin-area Democrat is facing serious jail time, as earlier today a grand jury handed down an indictment for corruption charges. Longtime local lawmaker Democrat Dawnna Dukes (D-Austin)  may face as much as 28 years in prison, having been indicted earlier...
Dawnna Dukes Jukes District

Dawnna Dukes Jukes District

Surprising nearly everyone, an embattled lawmaker who had previously announced her resignation has decided at the 11th hour to rescind her announced resignation, staying in office for the session and pulling the rug out from under those who would have tried to fill...