Bresnen urges Ethics Commission to adopt proposed dark money rule

April 11, 2014 (http://quorumreport.com/quorum_report_daily_buzz_2014/bresnen_urges_ethics_commission_to_adopt_proposed__buzziid21847.html) Longtime lobbyist and lawyer argues the new rule is constitutional, will not affect pending litigation, and the TEC has the authority to adopt it. The … [Read more...]

GOP Elected Officials Surface in Oil Group Boss Speculation

April 10, 2014 (http://www.capitolinside.com/cgi-bin/capitolinside/log.pl?to=/members/aaaa-txoga-prez.html) By Mike Hailey Capitol Inside Editor Republicans who lost statewide may be in running for first TXOGA chief opening in 25 years... … [Read more...]

Gov. Perry Appoints Rugg as Judge of 58th Judicial District

April 3, 2014 (http://governor.state.tx.us/news/appointment/19568/) Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Tom Rugg Sr. of Beaumont as judge of the 58th Judicial District for a term to expire at the next general election. Rugg is an attorney in private practice and former civil division chief … [Read more...]

Partisan battle over Lilly Ledbetter Act resurfaces in gubernatorial race

March 22, 2014 (http://www.expressnews.com/news/politics/article/Partisan-battle-over-Lilly-Ledbetter-Act-5340971.php) by Patricia Kilday Hart AUSTIN — After 42 years in the Texas House, Rep. Senfronia Thompson has earned a nickname — “Miz T.” — that evokes equal parts respect, … [Read more...]

State Rep. Burnam Challenges Opponent’s Primary Election Win

March 26, 2014 (http://www.myfoxdfw.com/story/25083901/state-rep-burnham) By Richard Ray One of the surprises on primary election night was the defeat of longtime Fort Worth Democrat Lon Burnam in Texas House District 90. But now, Burnam has filed suit, seeking to overturn the win of Ramon … [Read more...]

Ford Seeks Garlock Bankruptcy Information To Fight Its Own Asbestos Suits

March 17, 2014 (http://www.forbes.com/sites/danielfisher/2014/03/17/ford-seeks-garlock-bankruptcy-information-to-fight-its-own-asbestos-suits/) by Daniel Fisher Ford Motor F -0.74% Co. has filed a motion to unseal the records in the Garlock bankruptcy case, hoping to obtain evidence it needs … [Read more...]

Deadline 3-28: Candidate Forum hosted by Texas Business Roundtable on 4-7-14

REGISTER NOW (Registration Deadline: March 28, 2014) Texas Business Roundtable Candidate Forum Monday, April 7, 2014 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Thompson Auditorium Texas Medical Association 401 West 15th Street, 1st Floor Austin, TX 78701 (parking NOT available in TMA building for this event) All … [Read more...]

Texas lawmakers say they must protect tort reform measures from mega-donor Mostyn

March 17, 2014 (http://setexasrecord.com/news/294916-texas-lawmakers-say-they-must-protect-tort-reform-measures-from-mega-donor-mostyn) By David Yates HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) – While Texas may never match the natural beauty of California, the Lone Star State’s legal and business climate … [Read more...]

Patrick Cancels His Participation at Closed Door Debate

March 17, 2014 Contact:  Allen Blakemore  713-­‐526-­‐3399 Dan Patrick Press Release Campaign address: Texans for Dan Patrick 1 E Greeenway Plz Ste 225 Houston TX, 77046 http://www.danpatrick.org/ … [Read more...]

Vote recount possible in 12 ballot-margin 368th District Court Judge race

March 12, 2014 (http://www.statesman.com/news/news/vote-recount-possible-in-12-ballot-margin-368th-di/nd979/) By Andra Lim ROUND ROCK — Incumbent Rick Kennon won the 368th District Court Judge race by 12 votes after outstanding Williamson County ballots were tabulated — a margin so … [Read more...]