Contributions and Expenditures Reports

The featured photo pretty much let us know that arsehole Gov. Greg Abbott will be going to hell.  He is a sorry MFer. Such cruelty.


The City of H-Town needs to upgrade their software related to uploading candidate campaign contribution and expenditure reports.

This language is on the webpage where you file:

Please note that the preview option on the application is not functional at this time. Please review all fields in the Excel Data Verification Tool prior to submission. Once a filer chooses the submit option, that action triggers an official filing with the City Secretary’s Office pursuant to Title 15 of the Election Code. Any alterations or updates will require the filing of an amended report. A filer who files a corrected report must submit a correction affidavit. The affidavit must identify the information that has changed.

In other words, you can’t print out a pdf of your report and send it around to the candidate and other team members so they can review and check for errors or typos. You can do a pdf with the Texas Ethics Commission reporting software.

I bring this up because on mayoral candidate Gilbert Garcia’s report, the dollar amounts don’t show up on the expenditure pages. On District H candidate Cynthia Reyes-Revilla’s report, her contributions are listed on the pledge contribution pages.

Commentary is thinking that this is more of poorly navigating the process of entering the information. Still, a pdf to preview would certainly help. Just saying.


I guess you heard about this in the Trib:

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on Monday issued a wide-ranging gag order ahead of the impeachment trial of suspended Attorney General Ken Paxton, saying “out-of-court statements” by both sides could jeopardize the trial in the Texas Senate.

The order, which went into immediate effect, cites what Patrick called “particularly egregious” statements that “pose a serious and imminent threat” to the impartiality of Paxton’s trial, which begins Sept. 5.

Violators can be found in contempt of court and punished with up to six months in a county jail and a fine of up to $500, the gag order said.

The order prohibits parties — including members of the Senate and House and their staffs, witnesses and attorneys — from making statements that they “reasonably should know” will have a “substantial likelihood of materially prejudicing the trial.”

That includes, among other statements, those “concerning the expected testimony” or “character, reputation or credibility” of witnesses, parties or attorneys involved in the trial, and “any opinion” as to whether the articles of impeachment should be dismissed or sustained, the gag order said.

The order also bars statements about the “identity or nature” of evidence that may be presented at the trial, statements about subpoenas issued in the matter, or statements about “any information” that could “create a substantial risk of prejudicing” the trial.

Patrick said the sweeping order was justified because, unlike in civil or criminal trials, the jury — 30 of the 31 senators — cannot be replaced if there is evidence that their impartiality is tainted. Senate trial rules barred one potential juror — Paxton’s wife, Sen. Angela Paxton, R-McKinney — from participating in deliberations or decisions in the impeachment trial, citing a conflict of interest.

It looks like this move is to protect the crook Paxton.


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