A state senator will have to testify in response to allegations that he exerted improper political pressure on the state windstorm insurance agency, a judge ruled Thursday. Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, has been accused of pressuring the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association to fight more insurance claims cases in courtFull Story
The Tea Party's big moment last week in the GOP party primaries already is creating anticipation of a more libertarian tilt to next year's legislative session.Full Story
The former TWIA chief said in a deposition that two top Republican lawmakers tried to pressure him into fighting more cases in court and complained that fees paid to lawyers in settlements were ending up in the coffers of Democrats. The Republicans said their actions were appropriate and had nothing to do with political donations.Full Story
UPDATED: The board of the state’s embattled Texas Windstorm Insurance Association agreed Tuesday to take steps that it says will better prepare the agency for the 2013 hurricane season and be more efficient over the long term.