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Week In Review: Union dues tally, Speaker fight looming

Chris Marrou presents the most important Texas Monitor news this week. Legislation could cut off union dues flow; teacher unions have brought in $200 million-plus...
Billing errors at Austin, Alamo community colleges, audit finds

Billing errors at Austin, Alamo community colleges, audit finds

The Texas Workforce Commission needs to strengthen controls to prevent overpayment after finding billing errors at two community colleges that participate in the Skills...

Conservative Texas House members want GOP members to pick Speaker

More than a dozen Republican House members asked in a letter on Thursday that their caucus chairman allow the Republican members of the House...
Greg Abbott

House critics: Where’s the ethics reform?

Although Texas ranks among the bottom of the barrel for ethics laws and Gov. Greg Abbott has claimed major ethics reform as a priority,...
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...
HCC Scandal

Lawsuit aims to shake emails loose from Houston City Hall

HOUSTON — A lawsuit filed Tuesday by attorney Stewart Hoffer is asking a Harris County District Court Judge to review the city’s conduct in withholding...
Rep. Dawanna Dukes

DA dangles deal for Dukes

The time is ticking for scandal-ridden state Rep. Dawnna Dukes to take a deal that would allow her to walk away from criminal corruption...
Chris Marrou - Week In Review - July 30, 2017video

Texas Monitor Week In Review — July 30, 2017

A Houston bribery scandal continued to make waves this week with The Texas Monitor obtaining records that provided more details about how Houston Community College...

FBI bribery witness: I’m victim; expected nothing for $77,000

HOUSTON — A bribery scandal that ensnared a Houston Community College trustee has led to the dismissal late Friday of city Public Works Director...