Chris Marrou’s Week in Review
A highly anticipated House Caucus meeting was held this week that could set the stage for a fight for the House Speaker’s seat.
The state Republican Party, as well as the Texas House Freedom Caucus, wants the GOP House members to gather behind one of their own members before the official vote for House Speaker which includes Republicans and Democrats.
No decision was made at the meeting but that the issue would be on the agenda again when House members meet for their annual retreat next month.
Governor Greg Abbott has put his signature on a law to toughen Texas voter fraud penalties, the first law to beef-up voter fraud punishment in 14 years.
The law takes effect in December and is designed to crack down on illegally casting the mail-in ballot of another individual.
A Houston bribery scheme continues to make headlines.
This week the Texas Monitor reported on the many red flags that should have altered colleagues to Houston Community College Trustee Chris Oliver’s suspicious behavior that led to him ultimately pleading guilty to bribery charges.\
The day after our story, a Houston Community College Trustee announced he had hired his own investigators to probe the college system for any other possible corruption.
The investigators have already started asking for information such as cell phone records, emails and details on HCC vendor contracts.
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