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Ethics Commission Rejects Complaint Against Empower Texans

Ethics Commission Rejects Complaint Against Empower Texans

Without fanfare, the Texas Ethics Commission on Friday ended a two-year investigation of Empower Texans – one of several based on politically-motivated complaints made by a lobbyist for the Texas Trial Lawyers’ Association. The complaint demanded that Empower Texans,...

Lies By Omission

Lies By Omission

In their zeal to represent the absurd actions of their clients at the Texas Ethics Commissions, the Texas Attorney General's office has resorted to telling lies in paperwork designed to provide face-saving cover for a state rogue agency. As the Attorney General, Ken...

Empower Texans to TEC: Drop Your Suit Now

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Empower Texans to TEC: Drop Your Suit Now

With the Texas Ethics Commission admitting in federal court filings this week that they do not have the authority to regulate non-profit organizations that speak out on policy and political issues, the president of Empower Texans has called on the agency to drop its...

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...

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....