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By Lou Ann Anderson | Watchdog.org | May 14, 2015 4:02 PM
In response to the many women newly elected to Austin’s city council, a training session on "The Changing Dynamics in Governance" was organized.
By Lou Ann Anderson | Watchdog.org | May 14, 2015 10:40 AM
A Texas legislative committee is considering a bill to ban one-party consent with audio recordings.
By Tori Richards | Watchdog.org | May 14, 2015 5:00 AM
By Tori Richards | Watchdog.org When Matthew McConaughey takes the stage Friday to address this year’s University of Houston grads in their gleaming new sports stadium, you can bet he’ll give them great advice. You can hope he’ll give them a discount on his speaker’s fee: He’s wealthy and wildly successful. He grew up in Texas. And [...]
By Steve Miller | Watchdog.org | May 13, 2015 5:00 AM
By Steve Miller | Watchdog.org She was driving south down Greenville in Dallas just past I-635 in a black BMW Z4. Left hand lane, barely moving, slowing up traffic. The middle-aged woman was texting. Because she could. It was, in the words of Gov. Greg Abbott, “adult driving behavior.” Texas is one of four states that allows texting while [...]
By Steve Miller | Watchdog.org | May 12, 2015 5:00 AM
The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association pays a commission rate that has over the past six years put an estimated $178 million in the hands of independent insurance agents at the expense of consumers.
By Steve Miller | Watchdog.org | May 12, 2015 5:00 AM
The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association, riddled by financial and ethical trouble and in state receivership since 2011, continues to grow.
By Steve Miller | Watchdog.org | May 11, 2015 4:40 PM
The Houston Community College System is suing the state Attorney General’s office for its decision to disallow an open records challenge from the system, according to a report from the Houston Press.
By Lou Ann Anderson | Watchdog.org | May 08, 2015 2:49 PM
By Lou Ann Anderson | Watchdog Arena A Tuesday hearing before the Texas House Committee on Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence addressing HB 3914 rekindled the ongoing debate over abusive guardianship. Reform advocates call the system one-sided and exploitative even as probate court personnel and associated parties defended the status quo. State Rep. Stephanie Klick, R-Fort Worth, introduced HB 3914, explaining [...]
By Steve Miller | Watchdog.org | May 07, 2015 12:38 PM
To the surprise of many, a legislative committee this week approved a bill that would make marijuana legal. The 5-2 vote in the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee moves House Bill 2165 forward with little chance of going anywhere, of course. Texas is no Colorado, after all.
By Lou Ann Anderson | Watchdog.org | May 06, 2015 12:10 PM | 69
A bill dooming the fate of taxpayer-funded lobbying by local governments is being fought out in the Texas Legislature.