Sam and former Observer-er Matt Pulle have done bang-up jobs of keeping tabs on state Sen. Royce West's tabs -- except when West doesn't fill in his financials, which Matt discovered recently whilst trying to add up the numbers. As it happened, West didn't completely fill in his personal financial statements submitted to the Texas Ethics Comission: As Matt notes today over on Texas Watchdog, West omitted a small fortune in fees his law firm collected from the Dallas Independent School District, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, the city of Dallas and other government entities that already flex the long, strong arm of lobbyists. Matt's uploaded all the relevant docs -- which were updated only after Matt asked recently asked the maybe-running-for-state-AG West, What the what?
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Sen. Royce West Will Show You the Money. But, Turns Out, You Have to Ask Politely.
August 18, 2009 | 9:31am|