It’s not going to be any easier to police sexual harassment in the Texas Capitol than it is to police ethics violations; the difference, at the moment, is that lawmakers have spent more time regulating ethical transgressions.
In her first public appearance since being cleared of criminal charges, state Rep. Dawnna Dukes, D-Austin, said at a Texas Tribune event Tuesday she had been treated unfairly by her fellow politicians and the press. Watch the full video here.
On this week's TribCast, Emily talks to Ross, Jim and Shannon about the Travis County DA's decision to drop charges against state Rep. Dawnna Dukes, Gov. Greg Abbott's Enterprise Fund connection to a trouble drug company and the Trib's investigation into the rent-to-own industry in Texas.
The Travis County District Attorney's office on Tuesday said its offer to drop all corruption charges against state Rep. Dawnna Dukes, D-Austin, in exchange for her agreeing to resign immediately had expired.
The Travis County District Attorney's office has told state Rep. Dawnna Dukes it would drop corruption charges against her if she agrees to resign from office and agree to a drug and alcohol assessment by the end of business Tuesday.
State Rep. Dawnna Dukes, D-Austin, has missed more than 100 record votes during the current legislative session, the most of the 150 members of the House, according to a Tribune analysis of data from a legislative analytics website.
In the Roundup: Former Gov. Rick Perry has confirmation hearing for energy secretary, State Rep. Dawnna Dukes is indicted and the Texas House and Senate are billions of dollars apart on the state budget.