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Straus Censured in Home County Over ‘Abuse,’ ‘Obstruction’

Straus Censured in Home County Over ‘Abuse,’ ‘Obstruction’

Joe Straus speaks during the Texas Republican Convention in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero) We Say: Almost 6 months ago the speaker made the following comment about Governor Abbott’s priority legislative items for the Special Session: “With all this manure, there must be a pony in here somewhere.” Not surprisingly, the session was doomed from […]

Rearguard Fight: Butt and Straus Block School Choice in Texas

Rearguard Fight: Butt and Straus Block School Choice in Texas

ADJOURNED: The Texas House, under Speaker Joe Straus, shut down a school-choice bill that passed the Senate. AP Photo We Say: We selected this Watchdog.org article from the 2015 archives as a prime example of how money talks in Austin. HEB, one of Texas’s most popular grocers, is a crony and long-time supporter of one of Texas’s […]

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