House GOP Caucus Condemns Bonnen, Burrows

Note: This report has been updated since we issued our Breaking News alert. Following a closed-door meeting that lasted more than four hours, the House Republican Caucus released a statement that its members “condemn in the strongest possible terms the offensive...

Candidate, Endorsement and Speaker News for October 16

Early voting begins on Monday for the November 5 constitutional amendment, general and special election. The League of Women Voters has created a Constitutional Amendment Election Voters Guide which explains each amendment, provides arguments for and against each and...

Sullivan Releases Tape of Meeting with Bonnen, Burrows

Empower Texans CEO Michael Quinn Sullivan publicly released the audio he secretly recorded of a June 12 meeting with Speaker Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton) and Rep. Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock), who was chair of the Republican Caucus at the time. The recording largely...

Rangers to Lead Bonnen Inquiry and Brief News for August 12

House Speaker: Following an hourlong executive session, the House General Investigating Committee voted unanimously to request that the Texas Rangers conduct an inquiry into a June 12 meeting between Speaker Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton), Rep. Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock)...

Committee Hearing, Candidate and Lawsuit News for August 11

House Speaker: The House General Investigating Committee will meet tomorrow (Monday) beginning at 10 a.m. to take invited testimony regarding the June 12 meeting between Speaker Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton), Rep. Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock) and Empower Texans CEO Michael...

Democrats Sue Sullivan and Candidate News for August 8

Rep. Ana-Maria Ramos (D-Dallas) and the Texas Democratic Party have filed suit (PDF) in Travis Co. against Empower Texans CEO Michael Quinn Sullivan and an “unknown named political committee.” The suit alleges the June 12 meeting between Sullivan, Speaker Dennis...

Meyer Sets Monday Hearing on Bonnen-Sullivan Meeting

The House General Investigating Committee has set an August 12 hearing to look into a secretly recorded meeting between Speaker Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton), Rep. Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock) and Empower Texans CEO Michael Quinn Sullivan. Only invited witnesses will be...