Texas Rangers to investigate House Speaker Dennis Bonnen’s alleged quid pro quo

This morning, the Texas House General Investigation Committee was expected to hold a public hearing that would launch an investigation into allegations against House Speaker Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton). Bonnen has been charged with violating numerous election laws after allegedly meeting with Empower Texans’ hardline conservative leader, Michael Quinn Sullivan, and providing him with a list […]

Continue reading

Lawsuit alleges Texas’ vote by mail rules are unconstitutional

A new federal lawsuit alleges that the way Texas handles absentee ballots is unconstitutional.  The Texas Civil Rights Project filed the suit on Aug. 7 in San Antonio on behalf of two Texas voters who had their ballots rejected.  Election officials threw out George Richardson of Brazos County and Rosalie Weisfield of McAllen’s ballots over […]

Continue reading

Democrats enter Bonnghazi debacle via lawsuit

The Dennis Bonnen drama with Empower Texans’ Michael Quinn Sullivan has escalated from scandal to full-fledged lawsuit, as the Texas Democratic Party sues House Speaker Dennis Bonnen and hardline conservative Michael Quinn Sullivan for allegedly violating numerous state election laws. The civil suit, filed in Travis County by the Texas Democratic Party and Representative Ana-Maria […]

Continue reading

Harris County approves bail reform to end poverty in jail 

Harris County officials have reached a historic agreement in a federal lawsuit over the county’s bail practices, which were deemed unconstitutional. The settlement, ending years-long negotiations, will adopt the judge’s findings to reform a system that has kept poor defendants behind bars.  U.S. District Judge Lee H. Rosenthal paved the way with her 2017 ruling, […]

Continue reading

Texas House committee to probe allegations against Speaker Dennis Bonnen

BY CASSANDRA POLLOCK The powerful Texas House General Investigating Committee is set to launch an investigation into allegations that Speaker Dennis Bonnen offered a hardline conservative organization media credentials if it politically targeted certain Republican members in the lower chamber. “Last night, I initiated internal discussion with General Investigating staff about procedure with the intention of […]

Continue reading