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And With Scandal Brewing Ken Paxton Should Disclose His Tax Returns

Disclosing information like income tax filings late on a Friday to avoid press coverage is standard political behavior. However, distorting and manipulating the information to hide the facts is patently dishonest. Last Friday, Greg Abbott did just that – he selectively added, and withheld other, important information in a press statement to hide the fact that he paid only $104 in federal income taxes last year – a rate of under one percent – which is far less than what the average Texan pays.

And With Scandal Brewing Ken Paxton Should Disclose His Tax Returns

Disclosing information like income tax filings late on a Friday to avoid press coverage is standard political behavior. However, distorting and manipulating the information to hide the facts is patently dishonest. Last Friday, Greg Abbott did just that – he selectively added, and withheld other, important information in a press statement to hide the fact that he paid only $104 in federal income taxes last year – a rate of under one percent – which is far less than what the average Texan pays.

So what happens now?

There is no artful way to say it – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who is our highest ranking law enforcement official, is lying about his felony violation of Texas

"Today corrupt politicians are keeping their fingers crossed. Senator Joan Huffman’s self described 'scheme' known as the Corruption Protection Act ensures that politicians who break the law are able to get away with it. As a former prosecutor, Sen. Huffman should be ashamed of herself. She understands better than anyone that she is protecting wrongdoers, not Texas taxpayers."

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