Gov. Abbott has named Republican Chad Craycraft and Democrat Katie Kennedy to the Texas Ethics Commission.
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Steve Wolens turned the TEC into a weapon against Texans. Now Straus is sending him there to keep it one.
The Texas Ethics Commission has yet another bad day in court.
Rogue agency wants more money to defend laws they concede violate the constitution.
At a time when grassroots conservatives are calling for reformers to be appointed, these two would be a step in the wrong direction.
Commissioners invoke grand juries to justify their secrecy and power, but they lack accountability.
Hugh Akin is refusing to step down from the commission. He can only delay reforms, not stop them.
Criminal complaint alleges that a commissioner at the Texas Ethics Commission was illegally showering legislative offices with gifts as an unregistered lobbyist..
“The Texas Ethics Commission presents a great threat to the constitutionally protected liberties of 27 million Texans. All of the commissioners need to be replaced, and the agency needs to be fundamentally reformed or abolished.”
Despite a constitutional prohibition on TEC Commissioners serving more than two four-year terms, Harrison had continued to “hold-over” on the commission since his term expired in 2011.