attorney general greg abbott

No response from AG to Frew letter?

Apr 1, 2009 By Patricia Kilday Hart

Sen. Leticia Van de Putte believes the Senate Finance Committee failed to include enough money in SB 1 to cover the state’s obligations under the settlement of the Frew v. Hawkins lawsuit, in which the state agreed two years ago to significantly improve access to Medicaid services.  And she lays…

Should the AG be on the LRB?

Mar 17, 2009 By Patricia Kilday Hart

An interesting debate has been spun-off from last week’s Voter ID hearing:  Should the Attorney General serve on the Legislative Redistricting Board? You will recall that Atty. Gen. Greg Abbott declined the invitation of Senate Democrats to appear before the Committee of the Whole to answer questions about Voter ID:…

Abbott spent $1.4 million on voter fraud prosecutions, witness said

Mar 10, 2009 By Paul Burka

This was the testimony of a witness from the Brennan Center at NYU, moments ago (around 10:55 p.m.), who said flatly that there are virtually no cases of voter impersonation fraud. I agree with him on that point, but the oft-repeated information that Abbott spent $1.4 million on voter fraud…

Abbott not to testify

Mar 10, 2009 By Patricia Kilday Hart

Bob Duncan, responding to Leticia Van De Putte, says the Attorney General is not a proper witness  in the Texas Senate Committee of the Whole on Voter ID because  it “is an issue in which we know there will be a review by the court system and the DOJ.” Van…