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Joe Straus

‘Cyber-bullying’ PAC starts campaign wars over Straus

Raising the stakes for next year’s Republican state House primaries, a new political action committee aims to pick off Speaker Joe Straus’ soldiers and...
Mayor Sylvester Turner

Houston’s $500 million improvement bond proposal questioned

HOUSTON — Houston’s mayor wants voters to approve $495 million in improvement bonds in November, including $115 million for new vehicles, $7 million for salaries, $2...
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Week in Review: New PAC challenges Straus leadership and yet another...

This week on The Texas Monitor: the New Leadership PAC threatens to unseat House Speaker Joe Straus; Gov. Greg Abbott raises nearly $1 million...
Fire Truck at Night

Thousands missing from political fund overseen by fire chief, prosecutors say

A former South Texas fire chief “misappropriated” thousands from the Brownsville Firefighters Association fund -- a political action committee aimed at supporting candidates for...
Carlos Uresti

Uresti criminal fraud trial punted until January 4

State Sen. Carlos Uresti’s criminal fraud trial was supposed to start Monday, but a federal judge has postponed the trial. The new date for...
Greg Abbott and Joe Straus

New PAC aims to topple Straus and his lieutenants in ‘corrupt’...

A new Texas political action committee is turning up the heat on Speaker Joe Straus and calling for a House cleaning from the top...
Gov. Greg Abbott

Lawmakers accept $1.5 million while passing governor’s agenda

At a time when the state's lawmakers are asked to continue making laws, most of them are also making money. During this summer's special session...
Sen. Carlos Uresti

Uresti witness list in his criminal fraud trial is lengthy, includes...

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, former San Antonio mayors Julián Castro and Henry Cisneros, and a bevy of the San Antonio political glitterati are on...
Phil King

Straus rival: Limit speaker’s term, free up legislation

A lawmaker bidding to unseat Texas House Speaker Joe Straus wants to term-limit the speaker and committee chairmen. Rep. Phil King, R-Weatherford, proposes a three-term...