Sen. Van Taylor’s Ethics Reform bill – TRASHED in the House

Tuesday May 27th the Texas House of Representatives came out showing their true colors by effectively killing Sen. Van Taylor’s bill to increase transparency of government officials and terminate conflicts of interest.

SB 19 by Van Taylor was passed unanimously in the senate (April 28) but is being gutted and used to further shield government actions from public eyes over in the House of Representatives, under the leadership of Speaker Joe Straus. Continue reading “Sen. Van Taylor’s Ethics Reform bill – TRASHED in the House”

Texas Legislature Attempting to Punish Grassroots Activist?

Another relevant and important article from Empower Texans:

Unethical Commission (updated with vote results)

Texas House GOP moderates — and the entire block of Democrats — voted to silence conservatives and give new powers to labor unions. The legislation still has to be voted on one more time by the House (probably Tuesday), and then it will go to Gov. Rick Perry for either his signature or veto. See how your legislator voted at the link below.