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AGs hail Trump's executive order dismantling the Clean Power Plan

Chris Dickerson Mar. 28, 2017, 5:04pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey was on hand as President Trump signed an executive order blocking the previous administration's Clean Power Plan.

The AG’s Consumer Protection Division is the Voice of Texas Consumers

Attorney General Ken Paxton Mar. 13, 2017, 3:22pm

Newspapers have dedicated many inches of column space in the course of covering my office’s entanglements with the federal government. So much so, residents might be tempted to believe that pushing back against the regulatory leviathan was the attorney general’s principal, if not sole, responsibility. The truth is, however, that these lawsuits represent but a slender slice of what is entrusted to our care. 

Paxton on Trump's immigration order: 'Action shows decisiveness in answer to very real danger'

Chandra Lye Mar. 8, 2017, 1:59pm

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton has voiced support of President Donald Trump’s latest executive order regarding immigration.

Attorney general files complaint against construction company that allegedly scammed consumers

S. Laney Griffo Mar. 7, 2017, 2:39pm

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office filed a lawsuit against a Texas construction company that allegedly cost consumers thousands of dollars in a home-building scam.

Letter to the editor: The hypocrisy of Paxton and the TCEQ

Craig Monk Feb. 28, 2017, 2:33pm

Paxton and the TCEQ have this great concern for “air quality standards for sulfur dioxide” here in Texas andI agree it should be reviewed.   However, here is where the rubber is NOT meeting the road with these two: The land application of municipal industrial, hospital, storm, and household so call processed sewage sludge (Class A, B, and AB). This would be the concentrated contaminated residuals from cleaning sewage.

Paxton files amicus brief in case of military member's discipline over posting Bible verse

Nicholas Gueguen Feb. 13, 2017, 4:51pm

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in the case of Monifa Sterling v. the United States.

Backpage.com cites Fifth in congressional hearing over allegations of human trafficking

Shanice Harris Jan. 27, 2017, 9:11am

AUSTIN – Executives of the adult website Backpage.com sat down for a congressional hearing earlier this month in Washington, D.C. The site, which is the focus of an ongoing investigation, chose its Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination during the hearing.

Texas AG files petition to review EPA’s Protection of Visibility rule

David Yates Jan. 19, 2017, 2:30pm

AUSTIN – On Jan. 18, Attorney General Ken Paxton petitioned the U.S.

Texas judge grants preliminary injunction in gender definition change mandate

S. Laney Griffo Jan. 16, 2017, 10:42am

AUSTIN – A federal judge granted a preliminary injunction in a case against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) regarding a law that would require Texas insurance companies to allow coverage for gender reassignment and abortions.

Paxton files suit against FDA over delay in shipment of lethal injection drug

JoAnn Seltzer Jan. 11, 2017, 11:42am

GALVESTON – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has prevented Texas from getting the drug needed for lethal injections for more than 17 months, now and Texas is fighting back.

Texas lawmakers to consider 'bathroom bill' in upcoming session

David Yates Jan. 5, 2017, 3:10pm

HOUSTON — On Jan. 5, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and state Sen. Lois Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) announced the filing of Senate Bill 6, the Privacy Protection Act, aimed at stopping transgender people from using the bathroom of their choice.

Paxton opines that if state bar adopts ABA ethics rule, court 'would likely invalidate it as unconstitutional'

Noell Wolfgram Evans Jan. 4, 2017, 11:04am

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton released his long-awaited opinion on Dec. 20, 2016, on a proposed adoption by Texas of the American Bar Association's Model Ethics Rule 8.4(g).

Texas attorney general wins injunction in 'persuader rule' case

Richard Jones Dec. 20, 2016, 1:58pm

LUBBOCK --  A U.S. judge has issued a permanent injunction setting aside an Obama administration directive requiring employers to document when they enlist consulting firms and attorneys to advise on anti-union campaigns.

Houston ambulance driver convicted for fraudulent Medicare claims

Joe Dyton Dec. 19, 2016, 12:34pm

Former Medicare provider Chimaroke Echenwune was convicted of conducting fraudulent Medicare and Medicaid programs, Attorney General Ken Paxton recently announced.

Attorneys general try to block transfer of authority over internet domains

John Breslin Nov. 8, 2016, 11:38am

GALVESTON -- A federal judge has denied a last-minute attempt to block the transition of oversight of internet domain names to an international non-profit.

AG Paxton 'challenges' all Texans to fight human trafficking

Karen Kidd Sep. 9, 2016, 8:41am

AUSTIN – The fight against human trafficking, a modern day form of slavery, is the duty of every Texan, state Attorney General Ken Paxton said during a recent press conference at San Antonio Police Department’s Public Safety Headquarters.

Donor subject of Medicaid fraud probe gives to Paxton campaign for his legal defense

Karen Kidd Aug. 7, 2016, 11:01pm

DALLAS – When Texas' embattled attorney general accepted a $100,000 gift from a businessman allegedly without knowing the donor faced allegations of Medicare and Medicaid fraud, it raised questions similar to those endured by another Southern attorney general this summer.

Unenforced Texas 'Any Willing Provider' statute hurts pharmacies, patients and community, industry spokesman says

Karen Kidd Jul. 29, 2016, 8:57am

The Texas Attorney General's recently released opinion that a two-decade-old statute can't be enforced is causing problems for more than just patients who can't use the pharmacy of their choice, a spokesman for an industry trade group said in a recent interview.

AG settles with alleged computer scammers, reports they collected millions from consumers

Karen Kidd Jul. 22, 2016, 9:27pm

AUSTIN – Two tech companies who allegedly violated the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act with deceptive consumer practices and purportedly took millions from consumers across the nation have agreed to a settlement, according to a judgment handed down earlier this month.

Texas attorney general warns about scammers trying to capitalize on Dallas shootings

Karen Kidd Jul. 22, 2016, 9:25pm

AUSTIN  – Scammers take a ghoulish interested in tragedies, which has prompted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to warn state consumers to be cautious about charitable appeals in the wake of the police shootings in Dallas.