As TEC chairman’s wife runs for Dallas City Council, her campaign is clouded by unethical behavior.
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Texas Ethics Commission caught lying to senators in a bid to get more money, then trying to cover it up.
TEC general counsel confirms the agency exercises both legislative and executive functions in violation of the Texas Constitution.
Wolens repeatedly excuses due process flaws at speech regulating agency, saying due process there “doesn’t matter.”
In order to avoid short-term consequences, the agency has agreed to an order that will be its undoing.
Despite having only two of eight appointments, House Speaker Joe Straus effectively controls the TEC.
The Texas Ethics Commission voted unanimously to dismiss a complaint that was filed against Empower Texans four and a half years ago.
The caucus promised Speaker Straus would appoint the “best possible Democrat” to the TEC, but he has betrayed their promises. Now they have grown silent.
In defending Straus, the House GOP Caucus promised the “very best.” But Wolens is anything but.
Steve Wolens turned the TEC into a weapon against Texans. Now Straus is sending him there to keep it one.