The growing controversy around Bonnen's quid pro quo is about much more than palace intrigue. Fundamentally, it concerns unethical, possibly criminal, behavior on the part of the speaker.
Articles by R.G. Ratcliffe
May 30, 2019 — By R.G. Ratcliffe
Texas's top lawmakers managed to put together an $11.5 billion package, but they did it in a way that all but guarantees a tax hike in 2021.
May 17, 2019 — By R.G. Ratcliffe
The Legislature’s own budget advisors have warned that a constitutional amendment prohibiting an income tax could cost the state billions in lost revenue from the business tax.
Mar 12, 2019 — By R.G. Ratcliffe
"We believe we have a path to [winning] ... if the Democrats choose a far-left person who is espousing socialistic policies."
Feb 28, 2019 — By R.G. Ratcliffe
A recent poll of Texas voters shows opinions about President Trump’s wall depend on where in the state you live.
Dec 20, 2018 — By R.G. Ratcliffe
Keying off of Governor Abbott’s opposition to President Obama’s Syrian resettlement policy, Russian trolls built Texas dissent.
Dec 17, 2018 — By R.G. Ratcliffe
Beto O’Rourke came out on top of a poll of progressives, prompting Bernie Sanders supporters to complain.
Dec 12, 2018 — By R.G. Ratcliffe
Texas's senior U.S. senator says he will have to make the case for his re-election based on his positions, not those of the president.
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