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Lawmakers’ Greed Saved Taxpayers Millions

Lawmakers’ Greed Saved Taxpayers Millions

In the final days of the legislative session, lawmakers were hustling to reach a compromise on legislation to expand the eligibility of a corporate welfare program. But because they couldn’t stop bickering over which cronies should get the cash, the bill suffered...
Senate Seeks to End Crony Handouts

Senate Seeks to End Crony Handouts

If his first interim charges are any indication, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick might be looking for ways eliminate crony capitalist programs in the next legislative session. Interim charges are assigned to House and Senate committees at the discretion of the speaker of the...
Audit: Major Events ‘Slush’ Fund

Audit: Major Events ‘Slush’ Fund

An audit released last Thursday by the Office of State Auditor John Keel details some major accountability problems with the Major Events Trust Fund (METF) from its creation in 2003 to this year. Though not exactly shocking, the audit identified key weaknesses with...