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On at least SIX occasions, Greg Abbott has withheld public information in violation of Texas law

On January 31, 2014, The Lone Star Project filed an open records request with the Office of the Attorney General asking for the names of cases, and the persons involved, arising from the Child Support Enforcement Division in which the Attorney General claimed “sovereign immunity.”

Greg Abbott’s office responded on February 14, 2014 that there were “no responsive documents” – an assertion that is now proven to be untrue.

Texas woman asks chemical plants what they're storing

Media run-down on Greg Abbott’s Greg’s “Do It Yourself” approach to uncovering dangerous chemicals:

Dallas Morning News | Editorial: Abbott steps in it on chemicals issue

Austin American-Statesman | Want to find out what chemical plants are storing inside? You must ask

Tips on “Driving Around” and "Asking Questions" at Chemical Facilities Near You

Now that Greg Abbott has told Texas families the only way to find out if there are dangerous chemicals near their homes is to

Greg Abbott surrendering leadership on controversy to Joe Straus
Speaker Joe Straus & Paxton State Securities Violations

The Lone Star Project has learned from sources inside the State Capitol that allies of Texas House Speaker Joe Straus – and perhaps the Speaker himself – may be urging the Travis County District At

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As Tom DeLay resurfaces, Republican Public Integrity Chief may be stalling investigation

Investigation fades while DeLay reemerges

DOJ staffers prepared a federal indictment in the TYC child sex abuse scandal that was pulled by officials up the "chain of command"

The Lone Star Project has obtained the email written by Texas Ranger Brian Burzynski and sent to Texas AG official William Tatum confirming that both the US Department of Justice and the Texas Attorney General's office were aware of the sordid sexual and physical abuse of juveniles taking place at Texas Youth Commission facilities more than a year before the story broke in the press. Most notably, the email details that two Department of Justice investigators interviewed abuse victims and prepared a federal indictment to prosecute the case. The indictment was abandoned, however, after final approval from "up their chain of command" was denied.

In separate testimony yesterday before the Joint Select Committee on Operation and Management of the Texas Youth Commission, a representative of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and a Texas Ranger investigator confirmed that both agencies were aware of the alleged sexual abuse of juveniles unde

Perry playing to cameras while stiff-arming Texas kids

Hypocritical and dishonest are terms too soft to describe the self-serving media show Rick Perry put on during his recent trip to Washington.

And one big reason why it might not be moved

1. Texas should exercise its electoral clout. Texas is the second largest state by population and has 34 electoral votes.

But history says don't count on it

Twisting Arms and Taking Names

....here's why

Reports that a coalition of Democratic and Republican State House members have been working behind the scenes to remove current Republican Texas House Speaker Tom Craddick (Quorum Report, December 23, 2006) are not surprising.

A number of excellent commentaries on the success of Democrats in Dallas County have already been circulated online.

Texas Democratic Party and DCCC Mobilizing Resources for Rodriguez

Any questions about strong Democratic support at the State and National levels for Ciro Rodriguez’s efforts in Texas CD23 have been put to rest.

Five Democratic State House Pick-ups Surprise Skeptics

Six weeks ago, the Lone Star Project identified nine Lone Star All Stars. The nine State House candidates were running in tough, Republican leaning districts against well funded Republican opponents. Six weeks later seven of those nine All Stars are now Texas Representatives.

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