April 11, 2014

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 man behind the sworn complaints against Michael Quinn Sullivan and Empower Texans says the Ethics Commission should make a move on a proposed rule for “dark money” in Texas and further argues he can see no reason why they should not. It’s an issue that, as you know, was acted on by The Legislature last year but the bill to address it was ultimately vetoed by Gov. Perry.

In written comments to the TEC this week, lobbyist Steve Bresnen argues that the rule he’s proposed is constitutional, the agency has the authority to adopt it, and it would not affect any pending litigation. That last one has been a concern of a couple commissioners.

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