Abbott: House Hijacking of Ethics Bill Unconstitutional

Abbott: House Hijacking of Ethics Bill Unconstitutional

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In an interview with reporters yesterday about the death of his landmark ethics legislation, Gov. Greg Abbott laid the blame for the bill’s death squarely at the feet of State Rep. Byron Cook (R–Corsicana) and the leadership of the Texas House.

“It’s important for legislators not to try and pass laws that have already been ruled unconstitutional,” said Abbott.

Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick both supported a major ethics bill, Senate Bill 19. Passed unanimously out of the Senate, the legislation would have, amongst other reforms:

  • barred legislators who were ………. read more here.

by Tony McDonald

 

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