Statement by Craig McDonald, director, Texans for Public Justice.
“SB 10 is a politician’s dream posing as reform legislation. The bill creates a special legal system for the exclusive use of politicians. The bill does more to promote corruption than prosecute corruption.
SB 10 invites cronyism and hometown favoritism. Crimes should be prosecuted in the county in which they were committed.
Crimes of political corruption need to be treated like all other crimes. Political crimes do not deserve special treatment.
It is time for Texas to turn away from the crony corruption of the Perry administration. This bill embraces it.”