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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...
Sullivan & TFR to TEC: ‘Nuts’

Sullivan & TFR to TEC: ‘Nuts’

In response to a secret settlement offer sent from the Texas Ethics Commission, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility and Michael Quinn Sullivan gave a one-word answer: “Nuts.” TFR refuses to surrender even as another elected official seeks to use the TEC as a weapon...

Ethics Commission Fights Transparency

In their fight to keep the doors tightly shut on the operations of their agency, the Austin-based Texas Ethics Commission has announced it will hold a closed-door meeting in Houston on Friday. Their meeting is in regards to a lawsuit filed by Empower Texans demanding...

Ethics Commission Suppresses Testimony

In a letter to the Texas Ethics Commission, attorneys for Texans for Fiscal Responsibility and Michael Quinn Sullivan are demanding that all documents, records and electronic files be preserved in the wrongful complaints filed against their clients. [side_text]The...
Commission Admits They Don’t Want Texans To Hear How They ‘Work’

A Most Unethical Commission

It went about how you would have expected. We were in front of a kangaroo court accustomed to operating far outside the sunlight of public review. Thursday night’s “hearing” by the Texas Ethics Commission on the abusive complaints filed as political vendettas by two...
Ethical Lapses

Ethical Lapses

About 15 months ago, two of House Speaker Joe Straus’ committee chairs filed unfounded “ethics complaints” against me and my organization, seeking to silence us from keeping you informed about state government. This week we learned that the complaints were actually...

Getting Under Their Skin

In our mission to promote sound fiscal policy by encouraging greater citizen engagement in the political process, we’ve apparently hit a couple sensitive nerves for legislators more intent on representing entrenched lobby interests than working for the people....