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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

Before the smoke had even cleared after the tragic chemical explosion in the town of West, Greg Abbott turned up—along with a lot of other politicians—trying to get on TV.

But what did Greg Abbott do when he actually had a chance to prevent future tragedies like this?

Abbott's Long Losing Streak Hurts Texans

Greg Abbott and his legal team have had a couple of very bad weeks in court—and there’s no end in sight.

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DeLay/Craddick Faction Attempts to Punish Five GOP Education Moderates While Working to Save Endangered Voucher Proponent

National political reporters have understandably focused on today’s hot Texas congressional primaries involving Bush Administration allies Tom DeLay in Houston and Henry Cuellar in South Texas.

Thousands in State Qualified "Officeholder" Funds Spent on Airplane and Fundraising Staff Later used in Federal Campaign

Official documents filed with the Texas Ethics Commission show that in 2001, Henry Cuellar spent over $18,000 in State qualified "officeholder" funds to upgrade and maintain his corporation's airplane and to pay for fundraising staff that worked on his 2002 federal campaign for Congress.

Oral Argument Update

The Lone Star Project has established itself as an authority on Texas redistricting and a reliable souce of facts related to the pending Supreme Court case.

See the Lone Star Project results:

DOJ support for DeLay’s Texas Redistricting plan puts nearly half of nation’s African American districts in legal jeopardy

In an amicus (“friend of the court”) brief to the Supreme Court filed on Wednesday, February 1,2006, the Bush Justice Department signaled that it will no longer aggressively defend congressional

Congressional Redistricting and DeLay's Ethics Problems Cost Texas Clout

While the media and politicians typically focus on the partisan battles that take place in Congress, many important decisions, particularly the appropriation of funds, are settled on a regional

Sessions May Have Traded Official Acts for Foreign Trips and Contributions

An analysis of recent press accounts and public documents raises serious questions regarding whether a number of Congressman Pete Sessions’ (R – Dallas) official acts were connected to an all-expense paid trip to exotic Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and to the receipt

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