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Texas Ethics Commission Agrees with Pro-Life Leader and Votes to Close “Dangerous Loophole” in Elections

Note: This story originally appeared on The Quorum Report. Join us there daily for coverage of Texas politics and government.  Setting things up for what could very well be another throwdown in The Legislature next year over so-called “dark money” in elections, the Texas Ethics Commission on Wednesday voted to adopt a rule that requires […]

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Texas Voters to Decide on Taking a Step Forward for Road Construction

Note: This story originally appeared on Construction Citizen. Texas is an economic engine unlike any other, but there are things that could put the brakes on our dynamic growth. Congested highways and the unreasonably long commutes that go along with them have the potential to slow commerce in a way that promises to be detrimental […]

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Anti-Pojman Site Apparently Created by Company Linked to Empower Texans

Note: This story was originally published on The Quorum Report. Join us there daily for coverage of Texas politics and government.  The conservative website recently launched with the express purpose of attacking a longtime pro-life advocate has apparent links to the conservative group Empower Texans and many of the candidates the group endorses. The site takes […]

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“Pro-Life Hero” Attacked From the Right After Saying MQ Sullivan Should Register as a Lobbyist

 Note: This story originally appeared in The Quorum Report. Join us there for daily coverage of Texas politics and government.  After publicly taking a stand against Midland oilman Tim Dunn’s spokesman Michael Quinn Sullivan for failing to register as a lobbyist, pro-life activist Joe Pojman finds himself under attack by what he described as “dark […]

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National Guard Deployment Along the Rio Grande is Now Underway

Note: This story originally appeared on The Quorum Report. Join us there daily for coverage of Texas politics and government.  BASTROP – The “force multiplier” for the border surge touted by Gov. Perry and other members of the state’s Republican leadership is now becoming a reality as up to 1,000 Texas National Guard troops begin […]

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National Guard Theatrics Jeopardize Billions in Potential Growth Along the Texas Border

Note: This story originally appeared on The Quorum Report. Join us there daily for coverage of Texas politics and government.  While Gov. Perry continues his national cable TV tour talking about the influx of migrant children along the border and his decision to deploy as many as 1,000 Texas National Guard Troops to the region, […]

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In high-level talks, Texas business leaders press the White House to act on immigration

Note: This story originally appeared on The Quorum Report. Join us there daily for coverage of Texas politics and government.  Amid the chaos on Capitol Hill and the crisis on the border, Texas construction executives pushing for immigration reform traveled to Washington and met late Friday with senior advisers to President Obama. Houston construction executives […]

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A Terrible, No Good Week for Michael Quinn Sullivan

Note: This column originally appeared on The Quorum Report. Join us there daily for coverage of Texas politics and government. It would be difficult enough to cover something as complex as a matter before the Texas Ethics Commission if all sides were honest brokers about the proceedings. The fact that they are not makes cutting […]

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Job-Luring Funds Go Under the Microscope at the Texas Capitol

Note: This story originally appeared in The Quorum Report. Join us there daily for coverage of Texas politics and government.  The special Texas House committee appointed by Speaker Joe Straus to scrutinize Gov. Perry’s job-luring pots of money – chiefly the Texas Enterprise Fund – got down to work last Wednesday. In its first hearing, […]

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Texas Business Leaders Are In a Full-Court Press on Immigration

Note: This column originally appeared in The Quorum Report. Join us there daily for coverage of Texas politics and government.  Hoping to lose none of any ground – either real or perceived – they may have gained on immigration in the United States House of Representatives, Texas business interests over the last couple weeks have […]

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