Steve Allison’s Troubling History Of Increasing Public Debt

Steve Allison, a candidate running for State Representative in District 121 in Bexar County, claims to have the “experience, expertise, and know-how to fix our broken education finance system,” but as a board member for VIA Metropolitan Transit, expensive debt remained a lingering issue potentially affecting the authority’s long-term future. Three bonds were issued for […]

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Valoree Swanson’s interests are not aligned with her district

Money can have a large influence in decision making and that’s exactly what political action committees (PACs) are hoping for when contributing to campaigns. State Representative Valoree Swanson (R – Spring) is no different. Having received over $200,000 from political action committees and special interest groups over the course of three years. Within her time […]

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Sam Harless: All in the family

Sam Harless is a first-time candidate for Texas House District 126, in northwest Harris County. But this campaign isn’t Sam’s first political rodeo. Before running himself, Harless served as campaign treasurer for the previous longtime House member, his wife Patricia. In 2012, the Texas Ethics Commission (TEC), which oversees campaign finance reporting, charged the Patricia […]

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Tony Tinderholdt’s Terrible History With Money

A whopping $33,000 suddenly disappearing can’t be a simple error when Tony Tinderholt is involved. Texas State Representative Tony Tinderholt (R-Tarrant County) touts his conservative credentials every chance he gets, but the facts tell a different story. Tinderholt, a member of the House’s small group of extremists – the Freedom Caucus – has not only […]

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