Today's Fair Shots - April 21st 2017
1-McGee Confirmation Keeps Fox in Pension Henhouse Until 2021
2-Federal Judges Rule Drawing of Texas House Districts Intentionally Discriminated Against Minority Voters
3-'Buy American' Bill Clears Key House Committee
4-AFL-CIO Expert Discusses Decline in Safety Regulations Under Trump
5-IRS to Let Private Firms Collect Back Taxes; What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
1. Exploiting a temporary procedural advantage, Texas Senate Republicans today confirmed Josh McGee to chair the State Pension Review Board. The United Labor Legislative Committee had strongly opposed the gubernatorial nominee.
McGee won confirmation on a 20-10 vote. A senator left today's proceedings early, and not long after he left the chamber, the leadership pounced.
The Texas AFL-CIO issued this statement in the wake of the opportunistic vote: