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AG Paxton seeks to halt ‘federal overreach’ into coal industry

David Yates Jan. 18, 2017, 10:40am

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton, joined by 12 other states, has filed a petition for review and injunction of a final rule titled the “Stream Protection Rule” promulgated by the Obama administration’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement.

Texas AFT president: Patrick 'waging a war on kids' with bathroom bill

S. Laney Griffo Jan. 11, 2017, 11:43am

AUSTIN – A new bill has been introduced to the Texas Legislature that would ban transgender students from using the bathroom of their choice in Texas schools.

Texas attorney general clarifies campus handgun legislation for colleges

Chandra Lye Dec. 9, 2016, 11:12am

AUSTIN -- Texas’ Attorney General Ken Paxton has clarified the right of students at junior and community colleges to carry handguns on campus.

Texas, other states challenge new rules furthering Obama environmental agenda

David Yates Nov. 30, 2016, 11:13am

AUSTIN – On Nov. 29, Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that Texas and 17 other states filed a lawsuit challenging new federal rules broadly expanding the definition of “critical habitats” for endangered and threatened species.

Granted: Nationwide injunction against Obama’s ‘unlawful’ Overtime Rule

David Yates Nov. 22, 2016, 6:20pm

AUSTIN – On Nov. 22 a federal judge granted a nationwide preliminary injunction against the U.S.

AG Paxton: Texas to receive $50M in judgment against Volkswagen

David Yates Nov. 18, 2016, 1:02pm

AUSTIN – On Nov. 18, Attorney General Ken Paxton announced an agreed final judgment and permanent injunction that resolves a lawsuit brought by Texas against Volkswagen for violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. The automaker allegedly misled consumers by marketing and selling diesel vehicles as “clean,” even though it knew the cars were equipped with defeat device software to cheat on emissions tests.

Texas attorney general adds amici brief to religious freedom fight

Mike Helenthal Nov. 17, 2016, 3:01pm

SAN ANTONIO -- The Texas Attorney General’s Office says its filing of an amicus brief in support of a Mississippi law blocked by a federal court judge before it took effect in July is part of a broader battle for religious freedom.  

Permanent, nationwide Injunction granted for Texas in U.S. Dept. of Labor case

David Yates Nov. 16, 2016, 4:07pm

AUSTIN – On Nov. 16 Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that a federal judge granted a permanent, nationwide injunction in favor of Texas, Arkansas, and eight other states in National Federation of Independent Business, et al.

Texas to receive 2.8 million in nationwide settlement with Hyundai, Kia

Tara Mapes Nov. 15, 2016, 4:00pm

AUSTIN— Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said on Oct. 27 his office's Consumer Protection Division (CPD) obtained $2.8 million for the state as part of a $41.2 million multistate settlement with automakers Hyundai and Kia.

Paxton: North Texas Water District members likely can't remove directors before term expires

Carrie Salls Nov. 8, 2016, 9:45pm

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recently issued an opinion on whether an appointing member city’s governing body may remove a director it has appointed to the North Texas Municipal Water District without cause during that director’s term. 

Texas AG's felony fraud trial could come next spring after court refuses appeal

Karen Kidd Nov. 8, 2016, 9:44pm

DALLAS – Texas' embattled attorney general is headed for a trial date as early as next spring after the state's court of criminal appeals decided to not get involved in his securities fraud case.

Texas attorney general seeks to protect homeowners’ tax cuts

Joe Dyton Nov. 1, 2016, 2:04pm

AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recently supported a property tax lawsuit against the Kilgore Independent School District. 

Texas, national bag law advocates fight attorney general's suit

Joe Dyton Oct. 27, 2016, 3:49pm

AUSTIN -- Attorney General Ken Paxton has caught resistance from numerous entities in response to his lawsuit against Texas’ first local law against bag pollution in Brownsville.

Texas nets $2.8M in nationwide settlement with Hyundai, Kia over false fuel economy claims

David Yates Oct. 27, 2016, 3:08pm

AUSTIN— On Oct. 27 Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that the Consumer Protection Division of his office obtained $2.8 million for the state of Texas as part of a $41.2 million multistate settlement with automakers Hyundai and Kia.

First Amendment Freedoms Include the Right to Question Climate Change Science

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Oct. 21, 2016, 9:00am

The Houston Chronicle’s recent editorial (“Work for Texas”, September 15, 2016) criticized my defense of the First Amendment rights of Texans in the State of Massachusetts’ lawsuit against Exxon Mobil.

AG Healey asks court to reconsider discovery order in Exxon climate change case

David Yates Oct. 20, 2016, 1:12pm

ABILENE – Earlier this month, a federal judge found Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey might have acted in bad faith when subpoenaing ExxonMobil, which the Democratic AG contends buried information on climate change for the past 40 years.

Texas AG intervenes in suit to stop Austin from permitting city employees to work for union at taxpayer expense

David Yates Oct. 18, 2016, 1:13pm

AUSTIN – On Oct. 18 Attorney General Ken Paxton intervened in a lawsuit against the city of Austin, challenging the city’s labor agreement with Austin Firefighters Association, Local 975.

Texas AG seeks to stop Buck-a-Bag fee in Brownsville

David Yates Oct. 12, 2016, 4:37pm

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing the city of Brownsville, seeking an injunction to stop “an illegal” tax on plastic-bag shoppers.

Texas awaits Supreme Court ruling on petition to reinstate voter ID law

Andrew Burger Oct. 11, 2016, 12:48pm

AUSTIN -- Texas filed a petition for a writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court Sept. 23, requesting reinstatement of the Lone Star State's voter ID law. The petition comes as growing numbers of states enact voter identification laws in a bid to allegedly prevent election fraud.

Paxton: U.S. Supreme Court validated Texas position in immigration case

Karen Kidd Oct. 6, 2016, 1:46pm

AUSTIN – The state of Texas scored a win this week when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to rehear an Obama administration immigration case, state Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement released after the high court's decision.