Thursday, June 22, 2017

Lobby Watch: Gold Deposits Contractor Paid Tribute to the King.

Heads of the Austin company that won a state contract to build a gold depository did not contribute to state candidates before Gov. Abbott signed the bill creating the Texas Bullion Depository. Between that signing and Comptroller Glenn Hegar's recent awarding of the depository contract, three Lone Star Tangible Assets leaders made coordinated contributions to deliver a total of $21,500 to Hegar and Abbott. 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

TPJ Ethics Complaint: Toll Road Director
Fined for Failing to Disclose Business Interests

Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA) Director Charles Heimsath agreed to pay a $300 fine to settle an ethics complaint that TPJ filed in March 2016. An Ethics Commission investigation confirmed TPJ's allegations that Heimsath failed to disclose his interests two Austin-based companies.  TPJ's March complaint, along with similar complaints against two other CTRMA directors can be found here.

Download the TEC Final Order in the Heimsath complaint.