A new law strips the Texas Agriculture Department’s oversight of barbecue scales. But Miller has a history of thumbing his nose at the Lege.
Despite Attorney General Ken Paxton’s advice, the agriculture commissioner won’t let go of barbecue scale enforcement.
What could follow Nutella banana crepes? A "war on Texas BBQ."
Sid Miller pleads for a veto.
Update: Mark Loeffler, communications director for the Texas Department of Agriculture*, provided more details on their enforcement effort. Operation Maverick was launched in June 2015 to target any business buying or selling goods by weight. He didn’t have current numbers, but by March 2016, they had inspected 1,400 barbecue joints.
Ag commissioner Sid Miller won’t face charges for spending taxpayer dollars on out-of-state trips.
The embattled agricultural commissioner is being investigated by the Texas Rangers, which may have given casual observers déjà vu.
The Agricultural Commissioner wants to slap anybody who wishes him ”happy holidays,” but rewards employees with $400,000 in bonuses.
The deep fryer defender’s social media profile has since deleted the threatening image.
“It’s not about french fries, it’s about freedom,” ag commissioner Sid Miller said.