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TEC Doubles Down on Lois Lerner Group

TEC Doubles Down on Lois Lerner Group

Four commissioners of the Texas Ethics Commission are doubling down on their agency’s involvement in an international organization of speech regulators that once gave its highest award to disgraced IRS Director Lois Lerner. In a letter last month to lawmakers, TEC...
TEC Lawyer: Ethics Commission is Like Grand Jury

TEC Lawyer: Ethics Commission is Like Grand Jury

At a hearing before the 3rd Court of Appeals on Wednesday, a lawyer defending the Texas Ethics Commission compared the agency to a permanent grand jury handing down indictments. In response to questions about the amount of evidence that is required before the...
Why We Fight

Why We Fight

As my bomber-pilot grandfather used to say, “You only take fire when you are over the target.” That was driven home yesterday when an anonymously posted – though expensively produced – YouTube video was sent around the state attacking Texans for Fiscal Responsibility....