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Jef Rouner

Jef Rouner
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Jef Rouner is an award-winning freelance journalist, the author of The Rook Circle, and a member of The Black Math Experiment. He lives in Houston where he spends most of his time investigating corruption and strange happenings. Jef has written for Houston Press, Free Press Houston, and Houston Chronicle.

Legislature Begins Work on Massive Voting Rights Restriction Bill

The big political story across the nation at the moment is the move by Republican-led state legislatures to enact massive voting rights...

Understanding the Texas Railroad Commission’s Role in State Power

It’s a poorly understood fact that when it comes to oil and gas in the state of Texas, it’s the Railroad Commission...

American Rescue Plan to Greatly Benefit Texas

President Joe Biden’s signature legislation, the $1.9 trillion stimulus bill known as the American Rescue Plan, it set to be a big...

Abbott Launches Major Voting Restrictions

During the 2020 elections, Governor Greg Abbott was praised for extending Texas’ early voting period by a week to help deal with...

Is Jeff Leach Using Public Office to Benefit Clients?

In a startling example of possible political cronyism, Rep. Jeff Leach (R-Allen) is introducing a bill that will protect truck drivers from...

Texas Legislature Takes Aim at Reforming ERCOT, But Will It Help?

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has been the preferred scapegoat of Texas politicians since the power grid failure during Winter...

Texas Bill Will Allow Social Media Users to Sue Over Being Canceled

The latest salvo in Greg Abbott’s culture war comes courtesy of Senate Bill 12, which will allow social media users to sue...

How Far Back Did Greg Abbott Know About the Texas Power Grid?

The blame game continues in Austin as the Republicans who appointed the people who oversee the Texas power grid continue to throw the...

PUC Under Fire, But Still Just Part of the Republican-Led Machine

Ever since Winter Storm Uri crippled the Texas electrical grid, there have been two scrambles from the Republican-led state government. The first...

Hearings on Winter Storm Uri to Begin

After millions of Texans were left without power and more than a dozen died thanks to Winter Storm Uri, the state government...

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