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The legal battle over the Texas Voter ID law is being waged furiously and, this morning, was the subject of a crucial and historic argument before a three-judge panel of the US 5th Circu

Abbott gave contractors a virtual green light to bilk Texas taxpayers

A Houston Chronicle investigative report published today makes clear that, while serving as State Attorney General, Greg Abbott gave a critical helping hand to contractors who were cheating Texas t

Minjarez “has the potential to be a leader in the House”

Yesterday the voters of House District 124 sent a clear message to Austin with the election of Ina Minjarez to the State House.

"Today, the House passed Representative Phil King’s (HD61 – Weatherford) Corruption Protection Act - a bill clearly crafted to protect public corruption rather than end it.

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.

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Lone Star Reports

The legal battle over the Texas Voter ID law is being waged furiously and, this morning, was the subject of a crucial and historic argument before a three-judge panel of the US 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.

Abbott gave contractors a virtual green light to bilk Texas taxpayers

A Houston Chronicle investigative report published today makes clear that, while serving as State Attorney General, Greg Abbott gave a critical helping hand to contractors who were cheating Texas taxpayers out of potentially hundreds of millions of dollars.

Minjarez “has the potential to be a leader in the House”

Yesterday the voters of House District 124 sent a clear message to Austin with the election of Ina Minjarez to the State House. Minjarez ran as a problem-solving Democrat with plans to fight for the needs of her district and Texans across the state.

"Today, the House passed Representative Phil King’s (HD61 – Weatherford) Corruption Protection Act - a bill clearly crafted to protect public corruption rather than end it.

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."

"Rand Paul and Ted Cruz might as well run for President, they've both been pretty useless as U.S. Senators.

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.

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