Daily Monitor

Texas Governor Greg Abbott (Photo: Gage Skidmore)

High-powered lobbyist back in Governor’s Office

Just three days after his lobbying registrations expired, Luis Saenz is Gov. Greg Abbott’s chief of staff. It’s not Saenz’s first run through the revolving...
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Texas Monitor Week in Review — October 1, 2017

This week on The Texas Monitor: the Living Large Index is announced, quantifying the use of campaign funds for lifestyle expenditures by legislators; Hurricane...
Ken Paxton and attorneys

Paxton prosecutors may get six-figure payday

The court-appointed prosecutors pursuing Attorney General Ken Paxton may yet get the six-figure payday they’ve been hoping for after the state Court of Criminal...
TDA Fees Audit

Auditors say Agriculture Department’s coffers overfilled due to exorbitant fees

State auditors say the Texas Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) fees were set much too high in 2016, resulting in the department collecting 31 percent...

Attorneys in Paxton case appeal for payment in last-ditch effort

The private attorneys who have been prosecuting Attorney General Ken Paxton are filing a petition with the statewide Court of Criminal Appeals hoping to...
Texas Senator Don Huffines

Regulatory noncompliance inspires Senator to eliminate red light cameras

A state senator is vowing to eliminate red light cameras at intersections across Texas. Following an investigation by Austin TV station KXAN that found the...
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Texas Monitor Week In Review — September 10, 2017

This week in The Texas Monitor: false worries spread in Harvey's wake, the Texas Education Agency is under investigation after an audit, Collin county...
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State school chiefs failed to properly oversee millions in grants

State auditors recently found that the Texas Education Agency failed in ensuring school districts met agency requirements and eligibility to receive money for school...
Seth Gordon

Movie in the works looking at a corrupt Texas cop

A top Hollywood movie director will aim his klieg lights on the Texas Panhandle town of Tulia, and the local police may not be...