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AG’s office shines spotlight on major law firm in voter fraud...

Mario Perez knew that his currency with the esteemed law firm of Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson was his ability to persuade school board...
At the Texas Capitol: Corpus Christi American Federation of Teachers

Will legislation stop union spigot? Texas teachers unions banked $200M since...

Teachers unions in Texas have collected at least $115.5 million so far this decade from educators and other school workers — and that figure...
Jane Nelson

Senate big spender #1: Jane Nelson

Sen. Jane Nelson pays top dollar for rent for her time in Austin. Since 2015, the Flower Mound Republican has been paying $5,000 a month...

Texas mail-in voter fraud common, solutions to it less so

Hardeman County Commissioner Johnny Akers was convicted in 2005 of handling six ballots for people not related to him during a primary election the...

House big spender #1: Joe Straus

Rep. Joe Straus (R-San Antonio), the Texas Speaker of the House, is generous with gifts, especially for members of his staff. The Texas Monitor’s examination...

Senate big spender #2: Judith Zaffirini

Many Texas lawmakers use campaign expenses to pay for the use of one vehicle, the rationale being that they don’t want to get much...

House big spender #2: Dan Flynn

Much like the old Johnny Cash song, Rep. Dan Flynn has been everywhere — man. The Republican from Canton has made more than 30 out-of-state...

Senate big spender #3: Eddie Lucio, Jr.

Sometimes campaign donations are the gift that keeps on giving. Donors provide money to candidates, and, in return, those candidates kick some of that money...

House big spender #3: Garnet Coleman

If his travels are any indication, Rep. Garnet Coleman (D-Houston) and former President Obama are practically joined at the hip. According to expenditures examined by...