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Otto’s Opulent Spending Spree

Otto’s Opulent Spending Spree

Afraid to put their liberal records before conservative voters in the Republican primary, several prominent lawmakers “retired” from office following last session. But some of them have come back to the Capitol in order to work for the lobby. State Rep. John Otto...
Straus Facts #4: Joe Straus Hires Democrats

Straus Facts #4: Joe Straus Hires Democrats

For the past two sessions, Joe Straus has employed a “hard Democrat” as his chief of staff. Straus hired Jesse Ancira, the liberal mayor of Taylor, to be his general counsel in 2009 and promoted him in 2012. Ancira is recorded as having voted consistently in...