Lone Star Reports

"Ted Cruz will be spending his time raising money and traveling to early primary states rather than in the US Capitol or in Texas - I'd say that's addition by subtraction.

Will Collin and/or Dallas County DA Investigate Paxton Crimes?

In a document prepared for a January 2015 hearing, the Texas State Securities Board (SSB) laid out evidence that implicitly implicates Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in its enforcement action against his former business associate, Frederick "Fritz" Mowery. The SSB details how Mowery swindled clients and altered documents to mislead state investigators.

Today, Republicans in the Texas Senate Committee on State Affairs approved a bill by Senator Joan Huffman (SD17 – Houston) that would weaken the ability to prosecute corrupt state officials.

Today the Texas House Committee on State Affairs heard testimony on House Bill 540, sponsored by Rep. Phil King (HD61-Weatherford), which would give the Attorney General authority to review proposed home rule ballot measures that call for the enactment or repeal of a municipal ordinance.

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Recent Reports

Statement from Lone Star Project Director Matt Angle

"Greg Abbott helped create the scandal at the Health and Human Services Commission and shouldn't be allowed to hide behind the work of the new task force. Abbott needs to explain his own negligence and failure to do his job in the first place.

Sessions' floor flub shows need for help with remedial math - we hope a set of flashcards will do some good

This morning the Dallas Morning News reported that Congressman Pete Sessions (CD32 – Dallas) is having trouble with basic math – in this case, simple division.

"Ted Cruz will be spending his time raising money and traveling to early primary states rather than in the US Capitol or in Texas - I'd say that's addition by subtraction.

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