It’s very deep. In the 2019 session, his wife introduced a bill that would have increased the power and authority of the office her husband holds. To me, that was so unethical it was unbelievable. She couldn’t even bother to get a colleage to sponsor it. To make it worse-
Billed as a consumer-protection effort, the proposal would allow approved individuals to serve as investment advisers without registering with the state board — a felony under Texas law that Ken Paxton was charged with in 2015.
The so-called forgiveness doctrine prohibits “most” officials from being removed from office for conduct that predated their most recent election, “absent a felony conviction,” the association said.
its thought not to apply to the state ag… but still, a law that protects someone from being removed from office so long as they buried their crimes long enough to get elected again? that seems like quite the large loophole
This state has been held hostage by a failing regime of grifters for at least 8 solid years.
Our taxes have been used to fund naked corruption while our roads and cities and farmlands all suffer. The boom has been disguising it (I think we are passively profiting from chance due to skyrocketing housing costs elsewhere) but I think if we hit recession for real the veil will be lifted. But that just means more fascist voter suppression.
I’m not knowledgeable in economics or politics though so that’s just me gassing myself like the Oracle of Delphi.
It’s one of the reasons the fight vs flight is such a hard decision for those of us from here.
After her Tweet went viral, Tempel was placed on leave. And this week, Tempel told Advocate that the school Superintendent James Sebert had informed her that he had recommended to the School Board that she be terminated.