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Will Abbott be held accountable?

Today former Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) official, Jerry Cobbs, pled not guilty to felony corruption and will face trial on August 17th. Cobbs is accused of assisting in awarding an $11 million dollar grant to a Dallas company who did not go through the proper review process.

Here at the Lone Star Project, we were deeply saddened to learn that our good friend, Larry Scanlon, former Political Director of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees was killed in a car wreck late last week.

Abbott leading Big Government Republicans in effort to limit local control and shift more power to Austin

During the 2014 campaign, new State Senator Don Huffines (SD16 - Dallas) regularly fired-up his Tea Party base with hot anti-big government rhetoric like:

Fort Worth Star-Telegram says Burton doing a "disservice to the people back home"

Barely a month into her first term in the State Senate, Konni Burton is making headlines - just not the sort of headlines a new senator would like to make.

"Today's press conference was just another part of an ongoing effort by Texas Republican leaders to promote hostility toward Hispanic Texans and further divide our great state.

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Lone Star Reports

Will Abbott be held accountable?

Today former Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) official, Jerry Cobbs, pled not guilty to felony corruption and will face trial on August 17th. Cobbs is accused of assisting in awarding an $11 million dollar grant to a Dallas company who did not go through the proper review process.

Here at the Lone Star Project, we were deeply saddened to learn that our good friend, Larry Scanlon, former Political Director of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees was killed in a car wreck late last week.

Abbott leading Big Government Republicans in effort to limit local control and shift more power to Austin

During the 2014 campaign, new State Senator Don Huffines (SD16 - Dallas) regularly fired-up his Tea Party base with hot anti-big government rhetoric like:

Fort Worth Star-Telegram says Burton doing a "disservice to the people back home"

Barely a month into her first term in the State Senate, Konni Burton is making headlines - just not the sort of headlines a new senator would like to make.

"Today's press conference was just another part of an ongoing effort by Texas Republican leaders to promote hostility toward Hispanic Texans and further divide our great state.

Abbott and others forced to surrender six figure donations

Yesterday, Christy Hoppe of the Dallas Morning News reported that Texas GOP mega-donor, Marcus Hiles, pled guilty to "a domestic violence charge that included an accusation he choked a woman into unconsciousness." Hoppe describes a situation at a Las Vegas hotel where Hiles became violent with the woman following a fight in a local club and taxi ride back to the hotel:

Abbott piped up on Perry prosecution, but goes silent on Perry pardon

Twenty-four hours have passed since the Lone Star Project asked Governor Abbott whether or not he would initiate the pardon process if Rick Perry is ultimately convicted of the criminal charges currently pending against him.

Under State law, Abbott can initiate pardon procedures

If Greg Abbott believes the prosecution of Rick Perry is unfair and unwarranted, would he initiate pardon procedures by calling on the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles to review a potential Perry conviction?

"The decision by fellow Republican, Judge Bert Richardson, to reject Rick Perry’s motion to dismiss his criminal indictment is a political and legal body blow. Surely by now Rick Perry knows, getting indicted is never a good way to differentiate yourself from other presidential candidates."

Paxton actions similar to indicted New York Speaker Sheldon Silver

Sheldon Silver, the powerful New York Democratic House Speaker, was arrested last Thursday on federal criminal corruption charges. The actions that led to Silver’s indictment and arrest are very similar to the corrupt activity that has kept Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton under fire since early last year.

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