January 27, 2017
After the Sharpstown fraud and bribery scandal rocked the Texas Capitol in the early 1970s, Texans opted to “throw the rascals out” and elect a reform-minded Legislature to clean up the mess.
PHOTO – In This July 30, 2013, file photo, the dome of the Texas State Capital is seen through trees in Austin, Texas. Austin and Washington should be simpatico under soon-to-be Republican President Donald Trump, but thereÂs still room for potential policy clashes when TexasÂ GOP-controlled Legislature heads back to work. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)