Tribpedia: Michael Quinn Sullivan

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Michael Quinn Sullivan is the president and CEO of Empower Texans and Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, influential groups that promote conservative fiscal stewardship in Texas government. Both Sullivan and the organizations he leads are well-known in the political world for their adamant opposition to tax hikes and adherence to strict budgetary constraints on government. Politicians are pressed to sign a ...

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Texas charter school children and supporters rallied at the Texas Capitol to lobby the Legislature for more funding on May 8, 2013.
Texas charter school children and supporters rallied at the Texas Capitol to lobby the Legislature for more funding on May 8, 2013.

The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Dec. 19, 2013

Your evening reading: state shutters six charter school campuses under new heightened accountability regime; conservative advocacy group circulates mailer criticizing lawmakers investigating UT regent; how Cruz's dad became a GOP rock star

Kenneth Flippin, left, and Jane Denson, right, of Enroll America at the home of Shelby Childress.
Kenneth Flippin, left, and Jane Denson, right, of Enroll America at the home of Shelby Childress.

The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Nov. 22, 2013

Your evening reading: Texas postpones closure of high-risk health insurance pool; SBOE blocks entry of Arizona-based charter school into state; railroad commissioner candidate rails against proposed textbook

January 12th, 2012: TribLive event with Michael Quinn Sullivan, president and CEO of Empower Texans and Texans for Fiscal Responsibility
January 12th, 2012: TribLive event with Michael Quinn Sullivan, president and CEO of Empower Texans and Texans for Fiscal Responsibility

A Private Battle Over Ethics Goes Public

What had been a private battle over whether and when a nonprofit political group has to register as a lobbyist — or list the donors to its political purse — is slowly edging toward public hearings.

Kyle Krueger, a staff engineer with the Colorado River Municipal Water District, stands next to an older water well on land acquired through state financing near Wickett, Texas.
Kyle Krueger, a staff engineer with the Colorado River Municipal Water District, stands next to an older water well on land acquired through state financing near Wickett, Texas.

Texas Lawmakers Prepare to Take On Water Projects

If there is a silver lining to the intensifying drought, it is that after years of hand-wringing from water experts, Texas seems poised to get serious about financing water projects. Competing proposals are floating around the statehouse.