State Rep. Charlie Geren and leaders in the North Texas town of Blue Mound are upset that Gov. Rick Perry vetoed a bill that would have made it easier for the town to gain control of its water system, which is currently in private hands. A private company runs the system, and residents say that their water bills are much higher than those in nearby towns.Full Story
Representative Charlie Geren was first elected to the represent HD-99 in 2000 and is the current chairman of the House Administration Committee and serves on the Calendars, Licensing & Administrative Procedures, and State Affairs committees.
A restaurant owner and real estate broker, Geren has previously served as vice chairman of the State Recreational and Cultural Resources and Licensing and Administrative Procedures ...
It doesn't feel much like there's a special session going on at the state Capitol, but that doesn't mean taxpayers won't get a bill for it. Lawmakers get paid whether they're here or not.Full Story
One Texan's transparency is another’s right to privacy, and people in politics generally find it easier to demand openness than to provide it.Full Story
Politically active nonprofits, which are playing an increasingly important role in state elections, would no longer be able to hide the identity of their major donors under a bill making its way through the Texas Legislature.